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I don’t want to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving.
Stop with the Christmas music!
Stop with the holiday shopping ads!
Stop with the home decorating in October!

The holiday season will quickly be upon us, and I have been thinking about my family's holiday traditions. For Thanksgiving, we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and go through all of the newspaper ads to see if there is going to be anything for sale on Black Friday that we might want to get. Then during our early dinner, we sit around the table and each take a letter or two from the word Thanksgiving and say what we were thankful for. At Christmas, we wake up early and make cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole, then open presents. For New Years, we have a dinner of hors d’oeuvres and watch movies until the ball drops.

Lately, I find myself blaming my tight schedule for just about everything. When I double book something, it’s because it’s not on my schedule. If I run late, it’s because a meeting wasn’t on my calendar long enough. Or if I miss a meeting, it’s because I didn't see it on my schedule in general. Does this sound familiar to you?

As of last week, I became the new Editorial Intern for Serendipity Media! As a current college student, this was the best thing I could’ve asked for this semester!

Last week at our company's annual retreat, we, as a team, took a cooking class. There's always a little something exciting in the midst of the company retreat to keep employees on our toes and bring us together at the same time. My first year with Serendipity, we went ziplining. If that didn't show people's true colors, I don't know what would–except a cooking class.

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