Thursday, December 6, 2012

Savoring this season {Coffee Date}

 
Pull up a chair and a fuzzy blanket.
Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or wine.
I want to have a coffee date with you and share whats on my heart.
 
Did you notice I was "out" this week?
Most likey not.
I decided late Sunday night that I wasn't going to blog this week.
I'm actually breaking that decision now, but theres a reason for that.
I decided that this week was for me.
To recharge, to finish my holiday shopping, to enjoy some time to myself.
Plus, there were crafts to do, recipes to try, and laundry to do.
If you read my blog regularly you know laundry is my constant.
 
So I woke up Monday and would you believe me if I told you I felt fine.
I had no guilt or nagging feeling.
I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.
I just sat on the couch and watched my DVR shows from last week while Caitlin was in school and Mac ate Oreos and played with B. Fiddlesticks.
And I loved it.
 
It wasn't until my BF called later in the day, that I realized why I was taking this break.
She asked if I was taking a break from all social media or just blogging.
I said I was just taking a break from posting.
I didn't really have anything to say.
I did some recap posts over the weekend, and I felt pretty good about those.
But when I sat down to write, I just had nothing.
 
What I told her then, and what I tell you know is that I'm taking a break to enjoy this season.
It's Christmas time, and when you have kids, it's really magical.
If I can be totally honest, I didn't enjoy this season at all last year.
I was so busy in my real life and I felt like I had to post every single day in my blogging life.
I posted to every link up I came across.
I wrote content every day, making sure to promote it 3 and 4 times a day.
All the while I was Christmas shopping, doing crafts with my girls, baking, and taking care of my mom after she broke her shoulder.
By Christmas Eve I was relieved that the season was over.
And by Christmas night I was heartbroken that it was over and I really didn't enjoy it.
 
I don't want to hate Christmas this year.
I want to savor and enjoy every minute of it.
I want to make salt dough ornaments and gingerbread houses.
I want to take the kids in the car and look at lights in our PJs.
I want to watch Christmas specials on tv and read books from our advent calendar ever night.
 
And I want to do all this without feeling like I have to post something for the next day.
I want to blog without the pressure to keep up.
I want to feel like a few days without a glance at Twitter is no big deal.
 
So I've come to a conculsion.
 
I'm going to blog this month when I want, save for a few linky committments.
If it's a Saturday so be it.
If I'd rather watch Elf with the family,then that's what I'm going to do.
If I'd rather spend the evening baking cookies instead of checking my email then fine.
I may even just sit in my PJs and slippers and make felt ornaments.
It's going to be fine.
 
Because my blog will be there tomorrow.
Just like all the other "to do"s in my life.
 
My girls will only see the season through magical eyes for so long.
Things like candy sprinkles and candy cane raindeer won't always be cool.
And one year, I'll wake up on Christmas morning before my girls,
and actually miss that 6 am wake up call of yesteryear.
Because this time in my life isn't forever.
Now is the time to live in the moments, and not miss a single one.
 
This year I'm going to savor this season, and enjoy every last bit of 2012.
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Love this post! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Perfect! You are so right about our kids only being young for so long and seeing the magic. I for one, don't want to miss a second of it. :)

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  3. I totally agree! I'm surprisingly not stressed over posting either... We're having such a fun holiday season so far! Xoxo

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