December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others. Hectic, in that the month is loaded with parties, family events, and holiday celebrations. If you’re like me, you’re rushing around from one shindig to another and trying to knock out your Christmas shopping in-between. High stress! Conversely, my time in the office is way more relaxed, since many coworkers take extended vacations, and it’s pretty difficult to get people on the phone. While my “to do” list suffers, I’ve found the month to provide great opportunity to complete other projects that have been hanging around and, more importantly, focus on the coming year.