Happy Boxing Day all! When I was little, I saw the day on calendars and it always had “Canada” in parenthesis. I took this to mean that on December 26th, everyone in Canada just punched each each other in the face. When I was older, I realized how silly this would be and that they must just celebrate the sport of boxing.
As I got older still, I learned that it had nothing to do with the sport at all. It was about putting stuff in boxes.
Finally, this year, I think learned the true meaning of boxing day. It’s about taking time off to organize yourself after a hectic Christmas holiday. I’ve come to understand it in a whole new way now that I have two children. The children had 3 sets of grandparents (one divorced). Combine that with our own Christmas and there’s four Christmasses to be Christmassed.
The littlest one just celebrated his first Christmas. The older one is celebrating his second. I don’t think words can explain how much this Boxing Day has been needed to clean things up. If you’ve ever seen the hoarding show you probably have an idea. In fact, one Boxing Day isn’t going to be nearly enough. We’ll probably be at it all weekend.
With that in mind, I’m going to focus on two things. One is cleaning and organizing. The other is to simply to take Aaron Rodgers’ advice to R-E-L-A-X.
I’ve got a lot planned for this next year. I’ve got quite a few articles outlined. I even have a couple that aren’t just outlined in my head.
I’m most excited to update my Post of the Year: What Does an Annual $200,000 in Retirement Income Look Like? I’m looking forward to getting that going for March. Before that, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I’ll write about all the reward credit cards I have. I want to explore how much they save me every year and show you how, if you pay them off every month and avoid the fees, you can get give yourself a good raise next year.
I’ll continue to keep the posts coming at a slowing rate over the next week and half while we roll into 2015.