Seriously.. who feels overwhelemed this time of year? How many of us go into the holiday season with these grand expectations of perfection. Perfectly wrapped presents tied up with bows, children who would be grateful for any gift recieved, cozy nights by the fire, intimate family dinners, etc..etc..etc.. I know that's how I feel every year. I gear myself up with these fairytales of what the season "should" look like. The truth is .... well we all know what the truth is. Nothing that I just typed. The truth is we are busy, family time can be less than romantic and we get so wrapped up in trying to create the "perfect" holiday season we end up sitting at the table New Years Eve stressed.. frazzled.. crying over what seems is out of our control. Yep that pretty much sums up the end of every year for me... and for what?? Why? Well because that's what we do today isn't it? We just do..and go... and be.. Not who we want to be but who society says we should be.. and what facebook is saying we should be trying.. and what instagram is showing us. The "real" lives of all of our "real" friends on social media. I am just as guilty as anyone at getting sucked in. In.. to thinking my life just isn't as interesting . Maybe i'm just boring.
Well.. guess what. I'm not boring. Not at all really. I mean i DO. I do a lot. Some days i do it for me.. others fly by and I don't even get a chance to check in with myself. But hey..Its 2017 now and I am giving myself a clean slate. A new page. Today is brand new. Maybe its time to say the hell with it and give ourselves a break. I think everyone is entitled to this. A fresh start to do.. and go..and be.. who you want to be! I'm not really one for resolutions so this isn't that. Today I am not promising myself anything. I am giving myself the freedom to just BE!!!! Be happy and be healthy and be ME!! The best me I can be! I hope you wil do the same!
Happy new year
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