I’m trying to fight the post-Christmas blues that inevitably set in after the holidays. There is so much excitement and cheer built up at the end of the year, that when the day finally comes and goes, I can’t help but feel a little pang of sadness in my heart. It breaks even more when I start seeing the Christmas trees thrown out on the curbs, but that hasn’t happened quite yet (thank you fellow Los Angeleans for grasping onto that last bit of merriment just a while longer).
So, to combat the woe, I’m trying to focus on living my days intentionally – getting back to moving my body, eating healthy food, taking care of my soul by sleeping and reading more. The past week was so very good to me: spending quality time with family and friends – cozied up under blankets, drinking big mugs of coffee, just taking it slow. I’d like to incorporate more of that into my days – instead of letting them move by in a blur of anxiety and stress and overwhelm.
I’m back in Los Angeles and prepping for the new year. As cliché as it sounds, January 1st always feels like a fresh start. This year I’d like to focus more on my personal wellness and really invest in my relationships. I’d like to spend my time wisely and try new things. I’d like to – and will – see more of the world.
I’ll soon share my specific intentions for the new year, but in the meantime, here are some scenes of our Christmas back in Texas. It was everything I needed.
So many board games played. ❤
My mama’s holiday decor looks straight out of a Christmas catalog.
Celebrating Christmas with kids is so magical.
Tradition: my mama always cooks schnitzel on Christmas Eve.
Chocolate Crinkles, another Christmas tradition.
Christmas morning spent opening gifts.
Finally got my wedding dress preserved.
Whitney’s Dr. Seuss house.
My niece always helps me bake my dinner rolls – and eats most of them too ;).
Whatever you celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful holiday. ❤