sigh

Every year I hear about how to be less stressed during the holidays, and in my judgmental way I think to myself “People who are stressed during the holidays need to re-prioritize.”

Oops.

These things have a way of coming back and haunting me. I left for a week and when I came home Christmas was 12 days away.

STRESS!

I had such grand plans, high aspirations, big dreams. And now with each passing day some of my best intentions are crumbling by the wayside. And I am finding the holiday season less enjoyable because it is not living up to my expectations.

Now I will just judge those stressed out people not because their priorities are off, but because they didn’t plan well.

I’m glad I learned my lesson.

5 thoughts on “sigh

  1. I know what you mean about leaving for a while and coming back this close to Christmas with it staring you in the face. We were in Utah for the weekend and I feel the same way. I am really trying to keep the Christmas spirit amid my relentless list of things to do.Having the house torn up hasn’t helped, I’m sure. Pictures please!

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  2. Wow isn’t that the truth! There are so many things I would like to do to make Christmas magical for my kids, but there are so many other things I have to do just to keep life functioning (church callings, work, etc.) that the fun things are the first to go. *sigh* Christmas is my favorite though… so all the stress is worth it!

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  3. haha, you took the thoughts out of my head. Our trip to Mexico threw me off completely. I am usually the first one to have my Christmas cards out, and shopping done by the beginning of December. I as well learned my lesson to plan better:)

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