“Christmas decorations already? But Halloween just ended!” Most people I know, including myself, have been saying this every year for the last decade or so.
In college, I didn’t look forward to the holidays because I hated to leave Binghamton for an entire month (Go Bearcats). Plus, there was still residual awkwardness from my parents’ divorce, and I would watch It’s A Wonderful Life and cry because my life would never be that perfect.
Well, we’ve come a long way since then. I now have a happily divorced family and a pretty perfect husband of my own. So, let’s bring on the holidays. Red Starbucks cups on November 1st? Of course! What took you so long?
So, that’s the first reason I’m writing this post. To come out and admit that I am already in the Christmas spirit.
And the second is to say that I will be closing up shop around here for the holiday season.
Studio audience: Awwwwwww!
Sad, I know. It’ll be ok.
My day job is demanding more of my time, which creates more stress, causing me to also have to focus on my health. So, at least until the new year, I will be focusing on:
- Day job (sustenance);
- Cleaning my house* (happy place);
- Self care (sleeping, taking care of stomach issues, moisturizing, there might be vision-boarding involved, and I may even try eating right and exercising but let’s not get too crazy);
- Also wedding thank you cards, because it’s been a year and a half since my wedding. I’m the worst.
*Oh yeah! Tom and I are back at Daddy’s again, thus restoring the premise of this blog. I will try to save up some good stories to unleash in the new year.
Anyway, during this time, my creative pursuits, the things that truly give me joy, must take a back seat. Including:
- This blog (unless I get some crazy inspiration that cannot be contained);
- Bocce Ballers (although I will have to do some work on post-production and perk-fulfillment for donors);
- Improv classes (although I still have practice group); and
- Fun (anything involving me leaving Long Island on the weekends, or staying out past 8:30 on weeknights). Sacrifice.
I’m going to miss interacting with you, my blog friends, although I’ve already been slacking off lately.