The Pre-Holiday Lull

The few weeks before Halloween each year seem to be the last time during the year that things can slow down enough to give time for reflection before the holiday frenzy begins. This year, I don't think I was quite ready for this time to arrive.

This has been one of my most productive years ever, but it has flown by, and I'm not quite ready to go into the standard end-of-year activities. I've never been one to participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday. The hype is too much stimulation, and I prefer to wait until January and February to go into marketing and sales mode.

This year, I'm in a different rhythm that I can trace back to the decision to flip the production vs. consumption ratio and put more of my time toward finishing the things I start instead of getting distracted by information, learning, and studying. 

I've still got a few projects to finish, and I'm ready to start letting next year's vision bubble up in my imagination. The first cold nights remind me that the time is here, and tonight we'll be in the 30s. So for the next few weeks, I'll enjoy the temporary lull, and then the end of the year will come in rapid succession, and 2023 will begin.

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