I’ve canceled my annual New Year’s Day Open House. I’ve had this every year for at least five or six years but for some reason, this year I just didn’t feel like having it. I don’t know why, exactly, either. It’s been a long year, fraught with life changes – being asked to join the Pastoral Managment Team, Pastor Glenn leaving, taking on more administrative responsibilities with church, seeking a new pastor, changing jobs, changing jobs again…and whenever I thought about hosting, I just felt like I shouldn’t do it this year. I went back and forth about it several times; almost sent out the Evite several times as well. I am a people pleaser and a few folks I mentioned it to said they already had it booked on the calendar. But everyone will just have to understand…and look forward to next year!