It’s Thursday, but you probably knew that. Nearly every Tuesday a friend of mine from college has a Facebook post somewhere along the lines of , “It’s Tuesday. Don’t think much of it being Tuesday? Just wait until next week when you’ll be saying, ‘It is Tuesday already.’” The first few times I saw it I thought it was funny, but then something started happening. Every week on Tuesday I caught myself thinking, “It is Tuesday already.” Those little posts really have made me stop and think about how quickly the week passes. Especially this week when I somehow missed Tuesday and woke up today realizing it is already Thursday. The rush of the holiday season and several large work deadlines are making time fly.
This week I’ve been editing a magazine for a client and tracking down sources for a story on a highway safety program. This particular story involves a lot of cold calling to cultivate new sources, which always takes more work than calling up a tried-and-true sources I have a relationship with. I always like expanding my network, but those cold calls frequently result in dead ends and near misses, which is frustrating when you’re on deadline. I think I have three interviews lined up for next week (assuming no one backs out on me), so keep your fingers crossed.
On the holiday front, Evan and I made egg carton bell ornaments for our Christmas tree yesterday.
I felt five years old again stringing the ribbon through the top of the bell. I’m on a quest to make sure each of our days has at least a little holiday magic in it, and I am suddenly realizing how much work it is to make magic. Thank you, mom, for all of the happy childhood Christmas memories I have and for somehow making it all look effortless. I hope your holiday preparations are going well and that you’re able to stop and savor the moment—especially if your days are passing as quickly as mine!