My favorite part about the way we celebrate Christmas is the down time we give ourselves. Working for ourselves brings a big perk the last 2 weeks of the year. We're able to take time off and just live. Live as if the idea of work doesn't exist. We put ourselves into our own Lala Land, but also know it has an end. It helps (a bit) to make up for the added stress that owning a business brings the other 50 weeks of the year. When the rush of our lives slows down, I feel the pressure and intensity that owning our business has brought into our lives. Little by little, as it has lifted off the last week, I see the many layers it all has piled onto us. Although, we love working for ourselves and that's just the type of people we are, there are positives and a lot of negatives to that. It has worn on us over the years and it shows in so many aspects. I realize how much we rush through our days. I wish that could change, but most of everyone lives the same. Life has gotten itself in a big hurry. These slow days the last 2 weeks of the year are exactly what our souls need.
These days brings us lazy naps, hot cocoa for him, tea for the lady, a messy house, chores forgotten. Time to gather our thoughts, find inspiration for the new year and to watch the clock tick. Something that normally doesn't happen any other time of our lives. For now, right now, we just are living. Slowly and with out much direction. The way I wish it was more often.