I finally found a little bit of my Christmas spirit but it took awhile and a complete meltdown.
I was guilty of getting caught up in the negative side of Christmas. The idea that not only must you give more presents but those presents must be bigger, better, shinier, more creative but also expensive and impressive. I can’t afford expensive and impressive and wasn’t feeling very creative or crafty this year so after a quick shopping trip for Christmas gifts I was feeling down.
I walked in the door, sunk to the floor, and had a little cry.
During that little breakdown I forced myself to think about past Christmases, presents that stood out to me, and (this is the mushy part) what really stood out to me were the memories, not the presents. This is the first year in a long time I might not make it home. I realized I just wanted Christmas with everyone together but life changes and it becomes more challenging each year to get the entire family together.
I decided the only way to make it through this holiday season was to do what must be done in any difficult situation, focus on the positive. I realized I have to quit wallowing in my own little Grinch themed pity party. I had to quit doing this….
I have basically one whole side of my family on this side of the mountains plus more than one friend volunteered to take me in on Christmas if I found myself stranded. Also, everyone who knows me knows I just moved, just started a new job, and don’t have tons of money right now, so I don’t think anyone is expecting cars and diamonds….oh, and if you’re reading this and that’s what you were expecting, sorry! 😄
Enough with the mush, on to the picture portion of this post!
At the end of last week I decided to create a Post It note Christmas tree and have been adding to it this week. Today it was a few more tiny snowflakes and a snowman….it was a slow day at work.
At home I also decided to put up some lights but was very disappointed to find no outlet on my balcony 😦 That didn’t stop me so I employed a bit of creativity to hang up a couple strands of lights on my front windows. Tonight I became super ambitious and decided to make a batch of peppermint bark! I planned to make one more batch but forgot to buy another pack of white chocolate so that will have to wait until tomorrow. Plus after running errands, cooking dinner, making bark, and writing, my evening is done! It’s bedtime for me! Hope everyone is having a great week! I should have a Working Wardrobe Wednesday post up tomorrow.