@LookUponMyWorks I compltely agree with half of this.
@andnowlights I don't either but the guilt is getting overwhelming.
My one thing for this week is to finally purchase and send some Christmas card. This is a nicety i've been putting off since I graduated college but I've started receive more and more each year from far-flung friends I'm finally going to cave and buy a box of cards to send out. I also need to gather up addresses. Unsurprisingly in the age of text and email I don't actually know many of my closest friend's mailing addresses.
This sounds like a super fun time. My last hundred bucks was like...ties or something.
@lemur_niemer Same here, although the suggests that I plan to do my shopping this weekend instead of three days before Christmas in a blind panic as is my personal tradition.
Now that I am an adult I really wish we had been more of a list writing family. Unfortunately my parents like to treat Christmas like a test of character. If i was a better person surely I would know what to buy them. I assume that giving me anxiety is the only gift they truly enjoy so...Merry Christmas I guess?
@Lily Rowan No no! We have a few vendors that we're looking at but if you have any suggestions I'm definitely interested.
@EA_Mann I always worry that people who say that sort of thing really believe it and they aren't just giving good sound bites for television.
@Lily Rowan We're not really altruistic. We want something branded that's going to increase our name recognition in our region. Still, the need for these programs is a motivating factor and that's pretty telling.
@garli Absolutely. I think that's why some people find it so difficult to leave jobs they find unsatisfying. The sense of displacement can be really disorienting.