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Merry Christmas to my sweet homeland


I often get emails from readers asking if I am a Vincentian, and the answer is yes, I am a proud Vincy. I was born and raised in St.Vincent, Chauncey to be exact, and attended Clare Valley Government School and then Bishop’s College Kingstown.{{more}} Especially at Christmas time my Vincy traditions are alive and well as I drink my cocoa tea, and eat my ham and homemade bread on Christmas morning. It doesn’t matter that I live in the USA now, St.Vincent will always be home sweet home.

Each year, my goal with this column is to ensure that Vincentian readers, regardless of their educational background or socio-economic status, have access to information that will help them to be more distinct in the workplace, to stand out for all the right reasons. We have to be ready and continually sharpen our skills to compete against the world’s best, and we can and we are. We all know the workplace can be a place that brings much fulfillment and at the same time much stress, but as Caribbean people, we have the ability to separate work from home and truly have a good time, especially at Christmas time.

As you gather with family and friends this Christmas, give thanks for all the wonderful things big and small that make your life worth living. Reflect on the things that make you special, spend time rejuvenating your spirit and begin to plan for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic 2012. Don’t be afraid to dream big, and don’t get bogged down in the negative things or details of 2011.

To all the readers who continue to read this column weekly and send emails, thank you for your comments and suggestions.

To Vincentians across the world, have a very Merry Christmas. God Bless

Karen Hinds is “The Workplace Success Expert.” For a FREE SPECIAL REPORT on Avoiding Career Killers in the Workplace, send an email to [email protected]
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