Remembering to enjoy the season

Christmas is next week. Ach!

Are you ready? I’m ready but I’m not ready, know what I mean? The tree is up, the gifts are mostly bought, and I’ve been baking cookies and breads for our family and to give to neighbors and friends. Yet, somehow, even though the stores and media have been cramming the holidays down my throat since before Halloween, I can’t believe it’s the end of the year already.

Part of it is because I need to slow down and savor the good times. I want to enjoy the season, make lasting memories, and have fun. It’s been a great year and I’m sad to see it end.

It’s not easy to enjoy the season when you’re trying to balance regular, everyday life with all the commitments this time of year brings. I’m learning to say no to those things I really don’t want to do or the commitments our family has outgrown. It’s not personal. It’s self-care!

So here’s to the holidays. I’ve gathered a couple of things to remind us to slow down, reach out, and enjoy our lives as we say goodbye to 2014!













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USA Today Bestselling Author Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series, as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy theories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When her muse lets her on the internet to play, she’s on Facebook and Twitter.
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9 Responses to Remembering to enjoy the season

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi, Misty,

    Love this! Merry Everything and Happy Always to you too 🙂 As a musician, this has always been a season where it’s so easy for me to get caught up in doing, rather than being. Thanks for the reminder to focus on the truly important things, to let go of the rest.

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Misty, I needed these messages. I might come back and look at it a few times in the weeks to come. Thanks for much for this!

    • Misty Evans says:

      We all need these reminders, Edie. I know I do. I’m trying to stay in the present and soak up this time with my kids and hubby. It’s the first Christmas without my dad, so it will be a little sad.

  3. Misty, thanks for the reminder and the great quotes. It is easy to get caught up on the hamster wheel, and a good lesson to sometimes learn to say no.

  4. Great post. Sometimes, I think of the holidays as work, rather than setting aside time to actually enjoy them.
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    • Misty Evans says:

      Jennifer, that’s true – rushing around making everything perfect IS work. Hard work. Juggling normal life, careers, and the extra holiday parties, gift buying, traveling…it can all blur together and after it’s over, we wonder, what did we do? What did we actually enjoy? I’m trying to make it play instead of work and cut out a lot of extras. I want to live in this moment and not think about next week. 🙂

  5. Happy holidays, Misty! ((hugs))
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