This time of year (especially in retail) is chaotic, tiresome and exhilarating all at the same time. I love it and hate it simultaneously. With that confession off my chest I am now purposefully putting it out into the universe that I will love and enjoy the holidays this year. Why? For my kids, for my husband, for myself. This life of our is short, these kids of mine will soon be adults and there’s no better time to enjoy all that I treasure RIGHT NOW! This year I’m making myself slow down, take it in, enjoy these precious moments with a smile on my face and love in my heart. What that means in reality? It means that my house probably won’t be as clean, the tree won’t be as blinged, the coordinating wrapping paper just might not coordinate and I might gain a few pounds. Is it worth it? Totally.
Merry Christmas to all, blessings to you in the new year and slow down world…let’s enjoy our days together.
Emily (Laney’s mom)