Old windows Christmas fireplace mantel
With every Christmas season approaching, I always have this vision.
The Christmas spirit will one day just explode! Our days will be filled with Christmas music, fluffy hot beverages, and our houses will get decked out into magical wonderlands without a hitch.
We’ll have plenty of cookies in the freezer, our houses will be clean and company ready, and all our DIYs will be done for the year.
Maybe even by early fall…
Yup. All new stuff, months in advance!
So I can basically sit all of December out and watch the snow drift softly to the ground (we’ll get the perfect snowfall too!), and sip coffee in front of my crackling fireplace, while everyone madly dashes around with all their stress induced ways.
Silly people… ( me <— )
Our 2014 Maui vacation
Oh, and go on a vacation during the holidays too, because there will be NOTHING ELSE LEFT TO DO.
A trip to Graffiti Alley in Toronto
( Insert insane laughter here… )
December is coming way too quickly. In a rush quest to get all my DIYs done, I’ve made more dumpster approved projects in the last week than I have all year.
Tunes? What’s that?
And the only fluffy thing we have going on here are cat hair dust bunnies.
There’s nothing in the freezer but freezer burnt bread. The house is in dive mode due to projects flying through the air (as I hurl them out the door into the dumpster). Oh, there’s a few projects ready to roll. But not nearly enough.
Who has time to light the fireplace?
Who can find a lighter to light the fireplace?!
Who can WALK to the fireplace?
What fireplace? 🙂
I’m pretty sure your own season starts out all dreamily like, but then you run into this stuff too. I can nearly guarantee, you’ll say yes to too many things, take too much on, do stuff you don’t wanna do out of obligation or money, and get yourself in a spot where you wonder WHY WHY WHY do I do this to myself every year?!
Are you there yet? 🙂
So… what’s the answer? What gives? Why do this each and every year? Why can’t we make that magical Christmas happen just the way we envision it?
There’s this thing some may call ‘old’. As we age, we can’t deal with nonsense as well. We can’t multi task like we use to, and quite honestly, we just kinda don’t care about little things like we use to.
That may have to do with forgetting stuff… but I forget. 🙂
But I indeed have some learning to do still. With the day job now history, I kinda thought I’d have more time for… more. But… not really. I’ll admit, things have certainly improved.
But Christmas is just one example. All the live long day, we’re forced to make choices. And it’s not always easiest to listen to your gut, is it?
It sure isn’t for me. I deny myself what I need to do all the time. And then get frustrated.
Landing the perfect 2013 Christmas tree
I think it takes guts to listen to your gut.
To plot out what you wish to do.
Then take the steps to get there.
And bypass all the stuff that could be holding you back. From joy.
Forget New Year’s Resolutions. There’s a brand new LIFE ahead of you. But no need to wait until Jan 1st. Your brand new starts 1 second from now.
What do YOU want to do differently right this minute?
Maybe “we” should seriously slow down a moment, and write down our goals… then chip away in the right direction. For even just Christmas.
Remember my mantra post? It’ll help guide you if you don’t really know what to do.
So anyway, I’m ready to start. Again. Right now. But I hope you will too.
I’d like to challenge you to do something different this season… that brings you JOY.
And then beyond.
It’s a Happy New Life after all…
Are you coming too?
p.s. I can’t believe my house was ever this clean.
p.s.s. New! All inspiring kinda posts are now HERE.
p.s.s. I thought it would be nice to have a 2013 Christmas recap before the new stuff comes out. I’m ready now! 🙂
So… what are you going to do differently? Now?