Confession: I used to hate Thanksgiving. What a silly holiday to hate! I hated the chaos, I hated the stores being open earlier and earlier for Black Friday, and I hated all the food that went with it.
But I didn’t really hate Thanksgiving. It never did anything wrong. The thing I really hated about Thanksgiving was that I felt like I was missing out on the best parts, and that I rushed through the process. My former job’s schedule meant I drove home Wednesday night exhausted, have Thanksgiving with my family, and then drive back Friday or Saturday to work again. It was a good job, but the quick turn around made me grumpy.
Now that I work from home, I never miss the best part of Thanksgiving the Preparation! No more driving hours to visit my family. Now I am a part of the planning and preparation (I’m baking one of the desserts!). On Thanksgiving morning, I’m not exhausted or rushed, and I can watch the parade while drinking coffee with my family, and there’s no worry about driving back to work.