This might end up being my shortest post of the year since I’m trying to unplug today, but I wanted to take a minute to wish all of my readers around the world a Merry Christmas. Some of you might know that I’m Jewish, but I grew up celebrating Christmas and it’s still one of my favorite holidays. There’s just something magical about Christmas and whether you’re religious or not, this is a great week to relax and unwind.
We try to get away every year for Christmas since, as startup founders, this really is the one week a year where we can actually unplug and take a break. We’ve tried taking “summer vacations” and they never work out, we always end up getting pulled back into work, but this week is one that universally people take off, so if I don’t check my email for a few days, the world won’t come to an end.
This year we’re celebrating Christmas in Lake Como, Italy and it has been really nice to have a chance to relax, unwind, and just be. Given that we live in a busy city and when we travel we often go to other busy cities, it’s really nice to spend some time in a peaceful place where time seems to move a bit slower.
I hope you’re getting a chance to do the same. So Merry Christmas, here’s to a relaxing week!