This is truly one of my favorite times of the year! Holiday parties, spending time with family and friends, great food, festive outfits, beautiful makeup, the smell of Christmas trees and celebration is in the air! It always feels so magical, special and stressful! Is it just me that thinks this absolutely wonderful time of year can create anxiety that would rival the signing of your first mortgage? Why is that? It’s probably different for everyone to an extent, but most of us just try doing way too much in way too little time!
For someone like me that is chronically overscheduled, this time of year will put you into overdrive! I think you can always fit in one more stop to visit someone you love, make one more appetizer, or wrap one more gift. I also have this very idealist approach…if someone I know shows an interest in an item or says they would like something, I do everything in my power to make it happen. I think that is probably because I was so lucky to grow up in a loving home with amazing Christmas traditions and I believe in the idea that everyone should have that special moment on Christmas morning when they open a gift that is a complete surprise and they think….Santa really was listening! Continue reading