It may be no way to start off a year, but it is what it is.
Hiatus. N. \hī-ˈā-təs\ an interruption in time or continuity : break; especially : a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted.
Optimism may be the eighth cardinal sin; and if there may be only the Seven then it shall await the Elevation of Pride To pride of place... Wait.