The period of time starting in late October and ending on New Year's Eve, so named for the commercial tendency to put up Christmas displays before Halloween.
This is a bittersweet time of year for me. I love the fall weather with it’s cool and dry effect. It maks me want to get outside even more and gives me a charge to finish up on goals or even projects that I may not have completed or set aside during the heat of summer. It’s like a re-do or a second chance. I’m ready to rock. However, it is a much shorter period to work in and as the days get shorter so too does the opportunity to complete things before the end of the year.
With that comes a tendency to put things off until after the year. We met a lady last year from North Dakota who said November is the time of year when they decide that any remaining fall work would then become spring work. Days to short, temps to cold, the social calendar fills up and there is just no time left.
What about selling your home or looking for a new one? Is this a good time or should you wait? In a couple of weeks, we’ll look at this more closely. For today though, think about your goals. These may be health goals like losing that last 8 lbs or house projects like finishing the back deck. Whichever, there is a tendency to get to busy or to start your holiday season a bit too early. Take a few minutes to map out these goals with the current calendar and don’t let it slip away. Thinking about a health goal, why wait for the new-year and fight for a spot on the circuit at the rec center. Get started NOW. Get ahead of the crowd. Knock out the rest of that deck so when those crazy 80 degree days pop up in December or January, you can sit outside and enjoy the sun and know that the project is done. DO IT NOW!