Next Monday Jamie and I will head home to Sykkylven for the rest of the holidays, and celebrate New Year’s there. I’m used to working holidays, I think I have had only two Christmas Eves off since 2006. I don’t mind, really. We choose our careers, and when working in news, you can’t expect it to be a 9 to 5 job. C’est pas possible.
I do prefer to celebrate holidays back home in Norway. In America, it’s all about the consumerism and over-spending and mind-blowing decorations. And come December 26, it’s all over. Back home, we’re just getting started! Christmas to me is about spending time with family and friends, catch up on my reading, eat tons of candy, play board games and go for walks in the snow. And being laaaazy. Not a fan of New Year’s though. I always end up in unpleasant situations…. Yup. That’s me.
So whether you’re working, or enjoying time off – Happy Holidays! 🙂