I contemplated doing blogmas for a while, hearing other bloggers talk about it on social media and how excited they were for the holiday and the days leading up to it. For those of you who are unfamiliar, blogmas is a thing bloggers do where they make a post for every day in the month of December. I wanted to do blogmas but I already tried a 30 day blogging challenge back in the summer and it made me rethink the whole thing. But I do want to take a chance to just talk about the month of December and what it means to me.
December in small town, NC is cold and mostly wet. By this time my mental is sucked into the depths of short days and sleepless nights. As much as I would love to say my sleepless nights occur because of my anticipation for santa or baby jesus, it’s just not the case. My motivation to go to the gym or do anything besides just staying inside runs super thin. The cold gets inside my very bones and I can’t stand the physical tiredness I face everyday.
Christmas is a beautiful thing. I love every aspect of it. The beautiful lights, the busy streets, the act of giving gifts to the people in our lives who deserve it the most and the huge anticipation for the immaculate day that sets the foundation of my whole religion; and if you read my post Foundations of Love, you would know that my religion sets the foundation of my whole being and the way that I express my unconditional love for humankind. So why am I so down?
This is a question that I have contemplated my whole life almost. I have been so blessed with so many things in life and I still feel like I’m reaching for more, which is great but that’s a topic I’ve already covered in a few posts back.
The whole year is coming to and and you’ve had another year on the earth, did you accomplish the yearly goals you set for yourself? How realistic were they? What could you have done different and what WILL you do differently next year.
These are questions that rush to my mind when I realize that 2018 is finally coming to a close. There has been so much that I have done that I don’t take the time to acknowledge. December for me is a time of reflectance. Not only reflectance that I mentioned earlier but the change of those around you. It helps remind me how fast a year could really fly and how fast everything can change in just a blink of an eye. I’ll be 22 in just two months, my little one following close behind me in five. She’ll be 6 years old, I’ll officially have a little 6 year old and not only a kindergartner but a FIRST grader in August of next year. I’ll potentially be married by then and a few steps closer to getting my next degree. It’s truly incredible how much can go on in a persons life. It’s important to cherish those things and share them with loved ones.
There’s so much to be positive about in this world. The holidays are know to bring joy and the celebrate wonderful things and the people you love.