It’s been a while since I blogged. I had that whole bravery list, and I was trying to keep up with it, and I forgot to enjoy life at the same time. So I stopped. I finished my list, last month was great for forward progress and all of that, but I needed to be happy too. Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves that doesn’t need to be there. I washed my hands of that….and enjoyed my Thanksgiving holiday with my family! It was delightful! I took the time to be present and thankful. What’s better than that?!
With that attitude in mind, and despite the regular daily trials busy working moms sometimes go through, I have found a happy place in my mind. I LOVE Christmas, and am going to have a great time watching my son experience it this year.
I am a little behind on my shopping, admittedly. Ok, I’m all the way behind. Haven’t bought a single present yet. This year the extended fam is doing things differently so that helps me not feel so late on the planning end. Maybe my new “zen” attitude is helping me too because I don’t feel panicked. Yay! I do have a list and a plan, but for now I still have 22 days!
I will be doing lots of baking, and I’ve neglected my recipe posting lately, so I will attempt to be better about that. Also, the tree is going up tonight! Let’s see how long it takes Avery to undecorate. (Yes, I used little man’s actual name. It was part of my being brave and not so anonymous. I feel good about it).
Here’s the part where I publicly give thanks to all of you who read my blog. Most days I have no idea what I’m doing, and if you’ve read previous posts you know I struggle, sometimes a LOT, but it’s helped to know I’m not alone. It’s been a giant help to have you all “listen”. The patience that complete strangers have shown me is wonderful and highly appreciated. It’s a day by day process, but this blog has helped fill a need for me. So….thanks!!!