Christmas Eve and letting go

I think I’ve accomplished most of the things I set out to do before today.  All I really have left to do is make Autumn’s stocking (oops! It’s only Christmas Eve!!), and enjoy Christmas!  Not to hard, right? 😉

I saw a meme the other day that said “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, except the Mother, who was busting butt to make sure everything perfect for everyone.”

It really resonated with me, especially this year (and especially this week).  At the beginning of the season, I had in my head all these things that I wanted to do and make for people.  Mostly for Autumn though, but I also thought I’d be giving a LOT more handmade gifts than I ended up wrapping up last night.

I think this happens with any big event.  You get all these ideas, and you do some of them, but you run out of time… and you have to be okay with not doing things you thought you were going to do.  You get to a certain point before the event where you have to say “I’m not doing that anymore” because there is just not enough time left, and sleeping is really important, too.  I’ve been staying up late the last couple of nights to finish things that I thought I needed to get done, but there was still more that I wanted to do.  Instead of stressing myself out over it though, I’m letting go.

It’s okay if you don’t do everything you wanted to do.  It’s okay if you can’t finish everything you started for this Christmas.  It’s okay!! What you’ve done is totally enough and more.  It’s just about 2:00pm on Christmas eve, and all I’m going to worry myself about is that one little stocking (because she needs a stocking, obviously. What is Santa going to fill if there’s no stocking??), and getting ready to enjoy my Christmas.

Relax, enjoy yourself, be present.

Merry Christmas <3

xoxo,
Alysa

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