I’m taking December off

Am I really, though?

Jenn Leach


Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

I’ve never done this before but, I’ve always wanted to take a month off of work. Every year I always shoot for taking the last 2 weeks of the year off but, most of the time end up doing work for at least half the time.

Not this time.

Here’s how I’ll achieve a full month off and what I look forward to most…

Am I really taking a full month off?

Heck yes!

It won’t start on December 1st but, it will probably run from December 5th through January 4th.

I’ve made some changes in my business that allow me to do this and there are some things I’m wrapping up that will help me take this time off, as well.

  • Quitting clients
  • Batch-creating content
  • Putting posts on autopilot
  • Cleaning out my email

My decision to quit clients

It’s been something I’ve wrestled with for a long time and I’ve been slowly shedding clients over the past year.

Yesterday, I reached out to my clientele and let them know I won’t be offering services any longer.

I paused right before I hit the “Send” button but, I did it!

While I will technically still have clients during December (I gave a 30 day notice), I have already put that work on autopilot so, other than checking in for 5 minutes a few times, I won’t have to do anything else.

Quitting clients means I’ll have time to focus on other parts of my business. To be clear, I’m quitting all clients EXCEPT writing clients.

This means, social media management, coaching, consulting, etc. It’ll be gone.

This may not be a permanent change. Anything can happen in the future but for now, I’m going to pause accepting new clients for services outside of writing.

Batching-creating content and putting posts on autopilot

This is pretty easy to do for me. It just takes time.