Holiday OverwhelmPosted: December 8, 2011
I love this time of year. I looooooooooovvve this time of year.
I love the decorations. I love the music. I love the television commercials. I love the advertising. I love the traditions, the festivities. I love the spirit. I love the donations, the do-gooding. I love the treats (duh).
But then I just get overwhelmed.
Last weekend, I made a to-do list for this week and when I was finished, all I could think was CRAP. Only the first full week of December and I feel so obscenely BEHIND. Already.
Why? Why all the pressure?
Maybe it’s because this week, Tuesday-Tuesday is jam-packed. I’m gone all weekend. I have gifts to buy, cards to send, and I’ve started about 1/8 of it all. Our little countdown-to-Christmas snowman says there are 17 days left. Eeeep!
So immediately on Monday I set into panic mode, total freak-out. I was on a mission to complete tasks every single day….and I didn’t do so bad, actually. I even made a slight dent in shopping last night, but still, anxiety is running high. HIGH. Nerves are a-flutter. Why are the holidays such a blessing and curse? Where is the simplicity?
I don’t think it exists.
Holidays, why do you plague meeeeeeeeee???? (But I love you at the same tiiiiiime?????)
I think holiday baking on Sunday with Mamma will set my soul at ease. Will report back later. 🙂