Happy Wednesday! How is everyone’s week going so far? Sorry for not doing a weekend recap on Monday – reason being is 1) I didn’t take any pictures as I was pretty busy wrapping gifts and relaxing with the hubby before the craziness of the holiday’s beings and 2) work has been super busy with meetings and projects we’re trying to get going for the New Year. Tell me though, why does work have to get crazy before the week of Christmas?! Ugh. I remember last year everyone was gone on vacations – too bad it’s not the same for this year 😉
Anyway, enough of my complaining…are you all ready for Christmas? Which, amazingly, beings in T-4 days…wow! I can’t believe how fast this month has flown by – it’s moments like these that remind me to be more present instead of always looking to the future. Although at the same time I think looking ahead and setting goals for yourself is healthy in working towards a life that fulfills you and makes you happy – but I also feel it’s important to live in the moment and be present with yourself and those around you so that no special moments pass you by.
Like this weekend, I want to be sure to be present during our Christmas Eve party by fully engaging with family and friends, sharing the joy and love with everyone, and enjoying every last drop of wine and bite of desserts. I want to be present and celebrate with my cousin (very close family friend but we call her and her sisters our cousins) her announcement at our party that her and her husband are expecting their very first bundle of joy – instead of wishing I was in her shoes. I want to enjoy every moment for what it is and not get down on myself about anything.
Life is too short to live with any guilt or regrets. I see a lot of “guilt” around the blog world lately about indulging too much this holiday season and last night I said to Todd, “I’m done worrying and want to relax this month!” Who cares if you indulge in one too many cookies this month and if your exercise slacks a little? Sure we all want to look good and feel our best, but I also think it’s healthy for my (and yours!) well-being to relax once in awhile, and I believe this time of year is meant to loosen the reigns a bit and let yourself fully enjoy the holiday treats. Case in point, I’ve consumed one too many cookies these pass couple weeks, and you know what, I’m ok with it. Sure I’ve added on a couple pounds, but I’m ok with that too. Not only do I need it for fertility reasons, but I think a few curves on my frame (and on women in general) looks (and feels) pretty damn good 🙂
I’m not sure exactly where I’m going with this post, it’s kinda all over the place, but I’ve had a lot of emotions and thoughts rolling through my head lately…I guess that is what comes with the New Year and everyone being so goal-hungry. I guess my point is…is that I just want to “be present”, and enjoy this weekend with no guilt or regrets. I want to relax (food and exercise wise) to give my body a break so that next year I can be the one making that announcement or holding our bundle of joy at our Christmas Eve party. And who knows how many more Christmases you may have with those loved ones you see this weekend? So to that, I say make the most of each and every special moment, and to be fully present with each and every person you’re with this holiday season…and while you’re at it, enjoy one too many holiday cookies 😉
How will you be present this holiday season?
Are any of you traveling or going out of town this weekend?!