This time of year, campus is pretty quiet. With most students and faculty away anyway, the staff exodus surrounding the holidays leaves only a handful of people around to keep the place running. On a day like today - sitting in a cozy nook next to a window where I can watch the big fluffy snowflakes swirl to the ground, with peppermint hot chocolate close at hand - it makes squeezing out those last ounces of productivity before the weekend and before the New Year much more appealing.
It also opens the door to a bit of reflection - for me, personally, it's been one adventurous year, and a good one at that. Here's hoping your 2012 was good, and that your 2013 will be even better!