The end . . . and fresh starts.
At last! I've come to the end of the pile of orders had to be posted before tomorrow and I finished a day earlier than I'd expected! I secretly hoped I would as I wanted to be able to fully relax tonight as I am off out to the Gunton Arms to meet up with three girlfriends to talk business. Sort of. It's our Christmas party :)
We've set up a bijou business group to give each other support. So far we have two analytical types and two creative types so there's a good balance.
I love this time of year because it although I am so very tired from all the late nights and early mornings working in the last 6 weeks I have a huge sense of achievement and every year feel ready for a change. Out with the old in with the new. Plans are afoot and it will involve a massive amount of work on my part and a clear head but I am determined. Somehow I have to find time to tackle the garden too, so it resembles less of a wasteland.
I left Instagram and Facebook today. I'm going to see how life is without Facebook for at least 6 months to a year, I know I will miss a lot of people but many of them are on Twitter or I could actually see or phone in 2013! This was prompted by their now retracted 'new' terms in which they seemed to claim that unless you deleted your Instagram account by Jan 16th then you were granting them rights to all your photos. I really dislike this high-handed careless way "they" (they being Facebook who now own Instagram) go about things. So although this is retracted now I feel disgruntled and don't feel inclined to let them store anymore of my messages, interactions and photos. When you die what happens to all that? It stays in their archives. I think that might change in their future, what a minefield storing people's virtual lives forever! I want to be involved in real life this year.
I used to feel slightly incredulous at friends who weren't on Facebook and now I think they are the clever ones ;).
Wishing you all a wonderful relaxing Christmas with a sprinkling of friends and a huge dose of love, Gabs