I really thought I had a handle on the Christmas holiday this year. I actually had all my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, something I’ve never done before. I was so proud of myself. Therefore, I felt that I would be able to continue on my regular schedule of writing and breeze past the holidays with only a slight break in momentum. Ha!
I did manage to do a bit of writing each day for the first few days of December, but I don’t remember much after that. The whirlwind of holiday activities swooped me up and I’ve only recently touched down for a few minutes to see if I can squeeze in a note here.
There were friends calling me to “do lunch before Christmas,” because “we haven’t seen each other all year,” Why not, I wonder. I was right here where I always am. I accepted some lunch dates, but not all.
Then there was the concert for a grandson that was a must. Although there were so many parents, grandparents, siblings and other assorted relatives and friends there, I’m not sure he even knew I was there. But I did enjoy the show.
Throw in watching a granddaughter in a bowling tournament, running errands for other people, babysitting for my grand-dog who is recovering from surgery while his ‘parents’ went to a concert, helping with a local fundraiser, and whew! Is it any wonder that I don’t know where the days went.
I also managed to bake cookies, go play cards with friends, and attend a dance. Writing simply slipped from the top of my priorities, and that’s just fine. Everyone needs a rest now and then. I know that by the time all the celebrations are over, I’ll be more than ready to settle down again and write, write, write.
Never feel guilty for taking a break. Sometimes it’s not of our choosing; but most times it can be. Just don’t let the break become too long, because then it is a bit more difficult to pick up the pace again.
For now, I’m going to continue to enjoy all that the holidays have to offer. Like right now; I’m going to take a nap.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!