Let the anticipation build

It’s that time! Deck the halls, put up that tree, double check your lights and finalize all Christmas shopping because tis the season! I love this time of year. I love the anticipation of the season and all the fun seasonal events that accompany it. It’s also the busiest time of year for our family like it is for so many. It’s the time of year where my writing suffers the most because I’ve yet to invent more hours in the day.

Bring on this Holiday season!

Bring on this Holiday season!

But really it’s the anticipation of everything that gets me the most excited about this time of year. It’s the same reason I love planning vacations. I love planning everything and then seeing it all come together. Maybe this is why I love plotting my stories so much? As far as Christmas the build up to the big day is what makes me happy. I love enjoying the decorations, the shopping and wrapping gifts. For me the preparation and build up to Christmas day with family, friends, good food and sharing gifts is what this holiday means to me. I love going to Christmas Eve church service and all the Christmas parties that we go to even starting this weekend!

It’s a great time to celebrate and have fun but also serves as a reminder that the end of the year is fast approaching. This can often be depressing as we look at and evaluate our year. How did you do? This year was absolutely NOT the year I had hoped for. Most events that made it a bad year were completely out of my control. However, I can’t wait to say goodbye to this year and hello to 2015! I’ve decided to throw depression over 2014 aside and focus on the excitement of the season and the anticipation of 2015.

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