Thursday Thoughts

At the start of 2020, I decided that my goal would be to post two blog posts a week. Compared to other bloggers, I know that this isn’t much, but I’m balancing a blog, an Etsy shop, a part time job, family obligations, and just life in general. Last week (the second week of January) I already failed on making my goal. Before I started typing this post up, I even thought to myself, “Is it really that important for me to post twice a week? I mean, it is, but can’t it start NEXT week instead?”

It’s always funny to me how much emphasis we as a culture put on setting New Year’s resolutions. Don’t get me wrong–I set New Year’s resolutions too. And then what happens? By the end of January (or February, if I’m lucky) that resolution is put on the back burner and I tell myself it’s too late to pursue it, despite the fact that there are 10 or 11 months left in the year.
Ever since I was a little girl, my family has had our Christmas Eve tradition. My parents, brother, and I, along with my aunt and uncle, go to my grandparents’ house for supper and gift exchanges. The meal is largely the same every year and amazing every single bite of it. Gift time is shorter now that my brother and I are adults and not getting the latest Legos and Barbies, but that time is still treasured and full of love and laughter…