Just needing to vent for a moment….please bear with me….
Is ANYONE else feeling overwhelmed and exhausted right now??? I mean, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the holidays…but often, I find myself not even being able to enjoy them because of the CHAOS that comes with them!! Maybe it’s just me….but with all the work, events, family stuff, etc…I’m just spent!! I have two weddings and several other shoots all in line for blogging, countless events to edit, endless other “must have done by Christmas” work deadlines, pages of emails to get to, am hosting parties, attending parties, getting about 3 hours of sleep a night, haven’t even STARTED my Christmas shopping, have no time to keep up with anything, never got to sending holiday cards, have no idea when I’m going to be able to wrap or do any of that stuff….and all the while, am attempting to enjoy this season (because it’s really my favorite time of year!) and be in a CHEERY mood!! 🙂 I remember being in this hopeful, “the holidays are coming” cheery mood roughly a month ago, thinking that I would be all caught up at Christmas and it would be soo great…I could enjoy the time, do neat Christmas cards, meet up with all the friends that we were hoping to see for fun holiday evenings out, be able to get thoughtful gifts for all of our friends that always do GREAT stuff for us, be done with my shopping early, have things wrapped before my usual midnight on Christmas EVE timing, Mark and I could enjoy a night out and go to the Yuletide Celebration and feel GREAT….and somehow in all those happy, cheery thoughts, I failed to consider all the work that Christmas deadlines and the fact that my shooting season would still be in full swing with weddings and portraits, that I would have volunteered to host parties, have out of town friends in for several days, would be attending LOTS of events and not even be able to get a full nights SLEEP in, let alone be caught up OR be ahead of schedule!! I must have had a few too many glasses of wine when I got in that hopeful, “I will be the cheery queen of holiday bliss” mood…but now….I’m back on earth and being realistic!! Soo, if you are waiting on things from me, I sincerely appreciate your patience and I assure you that I will be working around the clock to getting everything done on time!
I invite you to revisit the blog about a week from now when I will be out of the crazy CHAOS that I am in and I will be sending a cheery, Christmas message your way that will be MUCH more positive and happy than this one! haa!! 🙂 If you don’t see that message on my blog, then you can trust that I will be shopping for my gifts because Christmas eve looks to be the magic day for that! ha! 🙂
No really, HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone!! I truly hope you are all enjoying the season and a bit less stressed than I! I’m deeply grateful, none the less, to be very busy and have my family and friends to share the holiday with….and for the unbelievable amount of blessings in my life!! Thank you for allowing me to VENT, though!!! 🙂