I just made a post on my Facebook page that obviously hit a nerve with many of my FB friends. Let me explain….
I am a solopreneur.
I work alone.
My office is in my home.
I like it that way.
I get plenty of social time when I’m out speaking and training with audiences of all kinds. In addition, I’m on several boards and active in my community so don’t start singing “Hey there lonely girl” and feeling sorry for me. But during the holiday season there is a very small part of me that wishes I worked in an office.
With lots of people.
Because I miss the company holiday party.
I don’t care what kind either. It could be the “get all gussied up-bribe your husband into going-eat the standard chicken cordon bleu dinner- and watch your uncoordinated boss start the electric slide on the dance floor” kind of holiday party.
It could be the “everyone bring a covered dish for lunch” kind of party where you spend the hour following the eat-fest playing Chinese gift exchange, knowing full well you are going to get stuck with a crappy gift MUCH cheaper than what you brought.
I don’t care. I miss company holiday parties.
I miss the camaraderie of being with people I have spent the entire year with and having an opportunity to say “Wow! We made it through another year together.”
I miss the food. The laughter. And yes, I even miss seeing men in their cheesy holiday neckties and women in their tacky holiday sweaters.
Call me old fashioned but that’s what working during the holidays is all about.
So from the comfort of my home office I wish you “happy holidays.” We made it through another year together and I thank you for the part you played in allowing me to continue making my passion my profession.
May your company holiday party be a blast! May your new year be bright with hope and promise. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Now, pass me some punch!