Somehow it’s already 18 days until Christmas. 18 days, people!
While I look forward to Christmas every single year, I’m still learning how to navigate this season as an adult. Balancing the parties, family visits, gift buying/budgeting, decorating, writing Christmas cards and still remembering why we celebrate can become overwhelming and daunting for me. Every weekend packed with events comes with a certain degree of anxiety and stress rather than pure fun and celebration.
As Pete and I have made commitments this December we’ve made decisions that will eliminate a lot of the stress and leave more room for joy. Our general rules are these:
1.) Leave 2-3 nights/week free.
2.) Make room for quality time.
a.ka.: Don’t overbook and still date your spouse.
Hopefully these rules will also leave time for new traditions this year – reading through the Christmas story throughout the month, serving those in our community and making homemade gifts.
And now that you’ve managed to read through my yearly adulthood Christmas crisis, I welcome you to the events we are 100% joyful & pumped about this month.