New Year – New Start – New Fun

Happy 2013 to Everyone!!

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I guess I lost the blog “bug” awhile back. Life happens…right?

So, I figure the Mayans were wrong and we are all still here chugging away at life. It seems like the perfect time to start fresh and get back to blogging all about my life and feelings! Yay for all of you!

I don’t usually have New Years Resolutions, but, I think this year I’m going to have a few and perhaps blog about how I am doing with them periodically through 2013. That way I will either:

A. Keep up with them..or

B. See how funny they were in 6 months when I haven’t thought about them again.

So….here they are: New Years Resolutions for 2013:

1. Be part of a Flash Mob (if anyone hears of any in Central Fl. let me know!)

2. Remain positive while at work at least 3 days a week. : )

3. Be Healthy – this is a general goal that makes sense to me. Just be healthy.

4. Work towards a fun and successful blog (it’s hard work)

That’s it for 2013. Those are my goals. I hope to write more specific blogs on some of them as the year goes on.

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It’s the holiday season…

With a Whoop-de-do!! Ahhh yes, the holiday season has arrived. Well actually the corporate who-ha’s forced it to be the holiday season about a month ago but I tried to ignore that. As the Halloween candy went on clearance, the Christmas candy moved its way onto the shelves. I even saw Jolly Ole St. Nick make his way into our malls before Thanksgiving!

Personally our County fair kicks off the holiday season for me. It has something to do with the smells and the lights and the thrills. It’s great and I love that it comes through town in November. However, that doesn’t mean I want to head out to visit Santa the next day at the mall. It means I want a chance to see some fall colors, and silly turkey decorations and I want to anticipate Thanksgiving and stress about cooking and cleaning for family. Our chance to really enjoy Thanksgiving and it’s meaning with family is getting smaller ad smaller.

I feel more pressure about the holiday’s instead of slowly enjoying myself. Everything seems to be about the stores making more and more money and the real world doesn’t seem to have enough of it. I find it taking longer and longer to find my Christmas spirit. So far this year I have purchased zero gifts. I have started to decorate the house though and am really hoping the ABC Family 25 days of Christmas will give me the boost I need.

Does anyone else feel this same holiday pressure? It’s horrible and not festive like I want it to be. I know that nothing will ever top the anticipation we had as children where every day leading up to Christmas break was soooo long and every day and night thereafter drug on and on as well until finally Christmas eve arrived – possibly the LONGEST night of the year! I know nothing will top that as an adult and the holiday spirit is just different. But it’s there even as adults. It’s different for each adult. Perhaps you love time with friends or family. Or maybe it’s the excitement you see in your children’s eyes. Either way – it’s there and present but with each passing year it seems as though it’s less and less.

I blame corporate. Who decided to make Christmas a 3 month-long holiday? Stop rushing me into Christmas and just let me enjoy the season. It’s not all about Christmas. There is an entire season to enjoy here people!!! Back off and let me live it!