I found out today I'm going to get a WHOLE MONTH off work over Christmas/New Year this year. Yayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Four glorious weeks of summer time rest and relaxation.
I had already arranged to have a three-week break at Christmas instead of my usual two weeks, beginning mid-December and ending when the office opens again on January 5. I was pretty happy about that and looking forward to it. But today my bosses decided to close the office for an extra week, until January 12. The business manager asked me if I would have a problem with it and I laughed and said, "Are you serious?!" A problem with an extra week off? No way, baby!
I haven't had such an extended Christmas break since I worked in publishing more than six years ago when everything went into a six-week hiatus over the festive period. I'm so excited about it. I'll be up at my mum's in beautiful coastal Port Macquarie for about 12 days and I'm starting to think about what else I can do to make the most of the free time.
Someone once said the key to happiness is to have something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to. When I'm feeling a little glum I like to think about the good things that are up ahead in my life (as well as being grateful for what I already have). A month-long summer holiday will ensure a smile is never far from my face.
What are you looking forward to?