This month has been a tough month of not doing very well at the adulting thing. It has put into perspective (my word of the year) what I find most important/meaningful during the holiday season. Cue the Where are You Christmas
Things that make my heart happy during the holiday season:
1. Crafting. This marked my 16th year of creating ornaments for all the staff on campus. Although this takes time.. it is one of my FAVORITE things to do! I don't know if people keep them.. and I am okay with that. It makes me uber happy to put items in boxes. I also love crafting and creating in general.
|Ornaments for teachers this year|
|I created reindeer headbands for our crew.|
2. Being around friends and family.
|My awesome work crew!|
|Our little family|
3. Being a part of different experiences around the holiday season.
|Most of Troop 1810 Caroling|
|My first late night in the library in middle school|
|Walking in the parade with the Girl Scouts|
I was even interviewed for the City of Irving short news story.
I am sure you are saying.. Andrea.. you started this blog with you didn't adult very well.. and you are trying to find Christmas. Because, although I seem to have it together for the most part, it doesn't always happen. I got everything that I wanted to accomplished this month.. but it felt more like it was just my regular habits, and not really the reason for the season of giving and love. I might have been a little more Grinchy to people.
My plans this week were changed because of my adulting choices.. But because of these changes my perspective shifted. My perspective shifted back to why I do things. My perspective shifted to who I surround myself with. This last week was TOUGH, but I have never felt more love than I do right now. I have also had some things taken off my shoulders, and has allowed me to relax (and required me) to slow down.
I have decided next year for the holiday seasons..
I am going Back to Basics! I know I do the ornaments every year.. but growing up my family made things for family and friends. I LOVE creating.. and I am going to create and make items for next year. I am also going to enjoy the season. One thing I love doing and haven't done lately is take pictures. So, next year I am inviting myself to various holiday traditions (parades/cookie making/church services/celebrations) and anything that people will allow me to join and document.
To those that I surround myself with.. thank you for being there for me. To my husband that puts up with me.. I love you more than you know. To my parents that are beside 100% This Manys! To my troop that lets me have an extended family.. thank you for allowing me in!
I look forward to 2019 and all the adventures and perspectives it might bring!