Every December, I reach a point where the multitude of Christmas-themed events begin to take over my life. Squeeze these fun events alongside the normal chaotic balance of work and parenting, and that Christmas outing becomes just another “to do” on the calendar. I forget what we are celebrating!
I reached that point today. The people, the noise, the lights, the endless rich foods and drinks – it all left me overwhelmed! Some people thrive on this type of activity – I do not! I know enough about myself to understand that chaos – fun or otherwise – quickly leads to anxiety, which during the Christmas season leaves me forgetful of what we are doing it all for! Continue reading