Wow, what an unbelievable whirlwind these past two weeks have been! And I still have one more week of vacation this week … so you better believe that this is one happy girl over here!
This past week in particular has been a blessing for sure. I had no major plans, Christmas was low-key, and I spent all my time with loved ones. I also stepped away from social media, blogging, photography – everything. And you know what? It was amazing! It was nice not to worry about deadlines I set for myself or documenting each and every moment of every day. I lived in the moment and soaked up every minute with my family and friends. I am so unbelievably blessed, and it was amazing to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and to soak up the blissful memories with love that I’ll cherish forever.
I sat here staring at a blank screen for a while, trying to jump back into the swing of things, explaining what I did for Christmas, what I enjoyed doing, what the moments of those days looked like, and then I thought, “Why?”. It was boring to write out because it was just spending time with family, enjoying the louder laughs, longer hugs, and delicious food. Who wants to read a post on just that? Nope, no one. And then it hit me, I enjoyed being away from technology. I enjoyed living in the moment. I enjoyed my unexpected hiatus from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogging, and having a camera strapped to my hand at all times. It was nice and definitely much needed this Christmas.
I don’t have a million pictures to throw into a post. I don’t have a million Facebook statuses to recall the memories. I truly enjoyed my first “divorced” Christmas and I am unbelievably thankful for it. And just like that, Christmas 2014 is over. The celebrations have come to an end, decorations are being taken down all around us, the music has stopped, and the hustle and bustle has died down.
Now let’s just see what the last few days of this year holds! I’m excited to find out :).
How was your Christmas?
Sometimes that's all you need. I have even noticed that the really intense bloggers that post something every single day slowed down around the holidays too. I think it's much needed.
Glad you enjoyed yourself. Mine flew by so fast.. can't believe it's over.