Today has been one of those spooky days when it doesn’t really get light and fog lingers this was especially so around the castle and cathedral in the city I live. I had the opportunity to take my students around both today as a way of embedding the knowledge we learnt in the classroom in real life and a way to end the term before they finish for their festive break.
As I reflect on the year finishing and having the privilege of lecturing at the uni, I had to pinch myself regularly that I’ve been given this opportunity to teach the future generation of business leaders. Although I suffer massively from imposter syndrome most days as often feel completely out of place.
My head is full to the brim of thoughts and ideas at the moment which is making concentrating difficult at times so need to find a way to get the ideas out of my head, this is something I find pretty difficult so need to work on that next year.
At this time of year, I’m often asked when you finishing for Christmas? And are you ready for it? In all honesty, I hate both these questions, firstly because I’ve run a business for 10 years so don’t really ever “finish” for Christmas as my mind is constantly thinking things and I love what I do so use this time to catch up with stuff I don’t normally get done and plan for the coming year. And secondly, I don’t really do “Christmas” as I stopped sending cards and buying presents a few years back when money was tight and now it’s not so tight I don’t feel the need to conform to the need to give gifts. I often buy my friends and family gifts throughout the year when I see something they might like or know they are struggling/feeling down.
As well as the fact that there are so many people in this world who don’t have the resources to buy food or toys so this year I’ve bought some toys for a children’s present campaign and contributed some food collection for the local homeless support charity. I also asked my parents to do the same rather than give me a gift, I am in the lucky position that I don’t have to choose between feeding myself and heating my house so what more do I need.
I don’t put a tree or lights on the front of my house, as I simply can’t be arsed! I will make an effort to clean and tidy the house and might find a few things to decorate the mantelpiece but that’s about it.