Well today is Jan 5th, and usually I am feeling the post-holiday blues by now. Butttttt… so far this year, I’m not! And I am so thankful for that!
You see, every year I look forward to the days that fall between October 31st and January 1st. I love the buildup to the holidays. Each and every one of them. It doesn’t bother me in the least that stores start putting Christmas décor/merchandise out in early November (heck, probably even October!) In fact, I am totally okay with jamming out to Christmas tunes if they randomly pop up on my ipod in July. It just keeps me excited and looking forward to my favorite time of year—the Holiday season!
In addition, it doesn’t hurt that October is a pretty stellar month in and of itself, as that is the month when I met Ryan 2 years ago (10/23), and it is the month that we found Happy (10/9) and welcomed her home (10/12). Aaaaand to add on top of all of the awesomeness that is Thanksgiving and Christmas (and all of the family time that comes with), I have my birthday (12/10) and my and Ryan’s anniversary (12/23) thrown in there, too. So the Holiday season is super busy time for this Happy Tales household!
So, why am I not feeling down now that the pace has slowed? Well to be honest, I think a lot of it has to due with the fact that I created this little blog. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve done so far with Happy Tales (even if it’s just a few posts!) and I get excited every time I realize one of you has left me a comment, or a family member mentions that they’ve read a post. Conversing with you all gives me something to look forward to each day, and I like brainstorming ideas to talk about. I even have a growing list of different things to blog about (y’all know how much I love my lists!). I also like feeling like I’m connected to like-minded people, even if its just to a few other bloggers. It’s refreshing, and a change of pace for me.
It’s kind of funny — I work at the YMCA, but only a handful of my coworkers actually take the time to work out. Many of them tend to complain about how tired they are and how much they just want to go home once the work-day is over. They know staying fit is good for them, so there’s not much room to preach (plus, I tend to only give advice if its solicited). I figure that since they are already in the building… it’s pretty much a personal choice at that point. (Don’t people say one of the hardest parts is actually getting to the gym?) But that’s a whole ‘nother story for a different day…
Do any of you suffer from post-holiday blues? If so, how do you get yourself out of the funk?