Hello December

Saturday, December 01, 2012


Can you believe that December has already arrived? It seems like it was just October. Although it has been a pretty tough year for me, I feel that it has zoomed by at the speed of light. Now the holiday season has arrived  and the hope & excitement for a brand new year is swirling about in the air. December is one of my favorite months because I greatly enjoy getting enraptured with the magic of the holiday season. I have already put up my tree and decorated it with colorful tinsel, mint candy canes, and some colorful owl ornaments.  A massive bakefest of holiday goodies is in my near future as well. 


I'm listening to the She & Him holiday album and sipping on a cup of Twining pumpkin spice tea as I compose this post. The weather has just started to cool down in Amarillo, and I'm hopeful that our first snowfall will not be too far away. Scarf & boot weather is probably my favorite.  



I have been struggling with my writing lately, feeling almost insecure about my abilities to put words down onto paper. I have even shied away from writing in my journal. I find it difficult to even write short paragraphs without going back to edit & erase. I've always been a very confident writer, composing my thoughts without a worry and taking the time edit only after I had a chance to express my thoughts freely. Now I am feeling much more critical of myself and my writing. Have you ever struggled with an inner critic? 



I have been in an extreme transition period for the past few months, moving to a brand new city & starting a full time job. The freedom has been exhilarating at times, but often I find myself feeling homesick for all that I have been familiar with.  This has definitely been an adventure. I have had a reoccuring dream about hot air balloons over the past couple of weeks. Always the dreamologist, I feel that this dream holds a deeper meaning for me. Perhaps its meaning will reveal itself to me when I need it most. 



I just wanted to pop in and welcome December. The arrival of December has always felt much like the arrival of a beloved & old friend. 



Wherever you are in the world, I sincerely hope that you are warm, safe, and filled with contentedness. 



Sending positive vibes your way,

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6 Quirky Comments

  1. Have missed you and your lovely posts!
    I often struggle with my inner critic, I wish I was as good a writer as you are!
    December is the best time of year, I hope you are OK and may this wonderful season fill you with festive joy!!


    She xx
    She may be the Song that Summer Sings

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  2. Glad things are going well with you. It must be hard moving to a new place. Exciting too. Happy December.

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  3. I'm so glad you are back and I love the new blog page! You should never doubt yourself, your posts are amazing, I love them to peices and have been missing them. Hope you have a happy December :)

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  4. Glad you are feeling better. I love your blog so much

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  5. I think you are a great writer and I love reading your blog. Believe in yourself! :)
    X Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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Thank you so very much for your lovely comments!