I'm already thinking about 2015. I can't help it.
In my line of work, which is flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants entrepreneurship, I constantly have to think ahead. A perfect example was earlier this year. When I felt my days were coming to an end at Lowepro, I started a search for a new client. As it turned out, I lost one and gained three. (It doesn't always go that well.)
My crystal ball is still a bit foggy about 2015. On the plus side, there's the trip to Cuba, two fresh titles for lynda.com, a new photography workshop in June, and for the most part, my clients seem happy. On the negative side, there's all the stuff that's going to happen that I don't know about yet. And to be honest, there's probably not much I can do to prevent it, especially right now.
So I should take a little break. Visit with my friends and family - share a few stories, have a beer or two, and give thanks for an amazing 2014.
I don't think it makes any difference what particular holiday we celebrate. There's a theme that runs through all of them: be thankful for the blessings and share them with others.
2015 will be here soon enough. And when it arrives, I'll be ready. But for now, I'm going to press the pause button and think about how darn lucky I am.
Then go spend the evening with my family.