Just Another Blog Post About Slowing Down and Enjoying the Holidays? NO!

We all rush around this time of year.  Rushing from dance recitals to holiday dinners, to Grandma’s house to the staff Christmas Party.  It is so easy to get caught up in the whole “busy-ness” of it all…

I know, I know, you are thinking, “Hey, this is about the 10,000th blog post about the holidays and how to ‘slow down and enjoy your life!'” Well, I am going to stop you there.  No, this is not about just slowing down for the holidays.  This is not a blog post about how to maximize your joy this Christmas season… I am whole-heartedly pleading with you to think about your life and how you got here.  Yes, here, at this exact moment in your life.  What went right, or wrong, that you find yourself here, rushing around like a fart in a windstorm (yes, Grandpa, if you are reading this in Heaven I just used one of your phrases here).  Are you happy with where you are? Are you happy with this beautiful chaos we call life? If yes, congrats! You did it! You found your happiness in this insane world, and I am so ecstatic for you.  Go buy yourself a lottery ticket because the good vibes are flowing your way.  If you said no- or even if you paused to think about the answer- then read on my friend…

What are we doing to ourselves? Really, I am genuinely asking.  We run around filling our lives with things we do not actually enjoy.  Don’t get me wrong- I hear you on there are certain things we need to get done in order to provide for our families.  Sure, I get it- BUT DO WHAT YOU LOVE ALREADY! If we think about it, our lives are so incredibly short.  We reside on this earth for only a blink of the Universe’s eye.  This is all the time we will ever have.  THIS IS IT PEOPLE! This is your life.  It is happening right now.  What are you doing wasting your talents on something that doesn’t make your heart sing? What are you doing depriving the world of your awesomeness?  Get up, live your life the way you actually want to live it, and FIND THE TIME.  Time is what we make of it.  Our day is always 24 hours, no more no less.  You decide how you spend those 24 hours.  Let me repeat that- YOU DECIDE HOW YOU SPEND THOSE 24 HOURS.  Spend them being your true self, and it is time well spent.  Spend them doing something you resent, hate, or genuinely do not enjoy and that is pretty much the definition of time wasted.

Think of it this way, we all have a set number of sunrises and sunsets we will see in our lifetime.  How do you want to spend those? I hope you can one day say you spend your time doing what you love, with those you love, sharing your gifts with this world.  So no, this post isn’t about slowing down and making the most of the holiday season.  This post is a call to action to look at your life and decide how you want to spend it.  If you need to make changes, do it now before it’s too late.

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