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December 2015 desktop calendar

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Today is December 1st, which means I’ve got a December 2015 desktop calendar for you to download at the bottom of this post. But, before you get to the calendar, I have a little announcement to make…

12 days of cookies

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I’ve been working hard to bring you “12 days of cookies” this December, starting Sunday, December 6th, 2015. To be honest, it’ll actually be 12 days of festive baked goods, but “12 days of cookies” sounds way better, right? Some recipes are old favourites, others are new, and some are tweaked from old posts to make them better. So, if you like cookies (and festive baked goods), and if you aren’t on the mailing list yet, be sure to signup because you don’t want to miss out on the cookies (duh!). I’ve even embedded the signup form here so that you can easily join the mailing list directly from this post. Don’t worry, if you are already a subscriber, then you’ll get the cookies too. But if you hate cookies (what? who are you?) and you are reading this update from your email inbox, you can click in the footer of this email to update your preferences and opt out of the 12 days of cookies. I will try not to be too upset with you or judge you for having something against cookies, but if you have been following this blog for awhile, I’m quite certain you like cookies, so make sure you are signed up!


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Transitioning to December

I’ve been thinking a lot as 2015 is winding down. I’ve been contemplating where I am going with my blog, my work, my life. I’ve been pondering whether I have done enough this year. I definitely accomplished much more this year than last. I am certain of that. I am also in a MUCH better place this December than I was this time last year. See, last December, I was in tears because I was working for somebody who told me I was worthless on a daily basis. He told me I wasn’t even worth the pay cheque I was getting and that basically, I was garbage. There were so many hurtful words uttered to my face a year ago, while I was trying to do everything right, all while running around like Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada. I still carry those words around with me every single day, buried deep, and they resurface when I make a mistake or I do something wrong. But life goes on, and I am happy to report that it really has! I think it’s so important to take a step back every so often and take a hard look at how far we’ve come. It’s so easy to get lost in the daily grind and to fixate on the mistakes, the set-backs, the opportunities that didn’t pan out… I’m choosing to focus on all that DID work out, the projects that evolved over the course of the year, and all the potential great things to come in the new year.

The December desktop calendar

As usual, here is your December desktop calendar, free for you to download.

Image source & recipe: Cute little gingerbread people

December 2015 desktop calendar

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2 Responses to December 2015 desktop calendar

  1. Marlene December 6, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Janice, I’m so sorry to hear of the experience you had. The problem was clearly that person and not you, but I know how easy it is to internalize abuse that’s hurled one’s way. It takes time before this words stop echoing in your head. I’m so glad that you’re focusing now on all that you’ve accomplished, and please know that you offer so much that is beautiful and good and knowledgeable to the world — thank you!

    • Janice December 8, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

      Thanks, Marlene! You and all my other readers who keep coming back and commenting keep me going! I love you all very much 🙂

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