The Holidaze

January 2nd, 2016 by Potato

Every year I fall for it, the hopeless optimism of the holidays: “Oh, I’ve got two whole weeks out of the office, I’m going to get so much done!” The to-do list has been piling up all year, from little things like finally fixing the RAID array on the desktop and doing some much-deferred software updates, to making plans to see old friends, to finishing off some major side projects and long-overdue blog updates. Oh yeah, and with all that time “off” I’ll somehow catch up on sleep and have some fun playing trains with Blueberry and try all the video games on my wish list.

And every year it’s the same burnout: I didn’t quite manage to do all my shopping online before the break, and lose the first day off to traffic and parking and retail hell with the other last-minuters. Whoops, forgot to factor in that 5 days are “lost” to the insanity of Potatomas and related holidays. ‎And a day or two of work that I brought home with me has to get done at some point. Then I’m down to just a few days to get two weeks worth of planned stuff done, and I feel like crap for not accomplishing anything.

So next year I’m going to have to go in with lower expectations, which means accepting that some things are not going to get done. This year that’s going to mean Fallout 4 will just have to wait (and my Radblock just arrived from OPG, too!), and so will the course (which is fast becoming vapourware).

2 Responses to “The Holidaze”

  1. Karen Says:

    My to-do list for my blog keeps getting longer and longer. I don’t think it’s ever going to get shorter. The blog design was on my list for the past couple of years and it wasn’t until last year I had the extra funds to do so.

    The day after Christmas, I was exhausted the entire day. Although I barely drank the night before, I felt like I was nursing a hangover. I always need a holiday from the holidays.

  2. Potato Says:

    It’s extra bad for introverts, I always feel drained and headachy after big parties.