When I think of December, I think of colder air, Christmas music, bright lights, cozy sweaters, sugar cookie and pine scented candles burning, family, comfort foods, Christmas, and tradition. I would like to say as I type this, my Cranberry Frosted candle is burning and a Hallmark Christmas movie is playing in the background but instead, I’m sitting passenger side in Huck’s car as rain steadily falls on our way back to Radford. When I get back to what I imagine will be a freezing apartment, because I turned off the heat before I left, I have to begin laundry, figure out what’s for dinner, do some school work and meet my group for a very long meeting. I will be studying and finishing up final projects over the next week, along with most other college students. There are so many things I want to do before finishing the semester that are competing with the things I have to do. This is will be the week the organization and time management tips from The Creative at Heart mini session will go into full effect.
I have been reading all my favorite creative’s blog posts and Instagram captions, along with having conversations with them about how they are preparing to take most of December off and cramming all their last minute work into the next week or so. I’m trying to have the same work ethic as them, by ensuring I leave a least a few hours of each day to enjoy the new month. This will happen, whether it be in the morning watching the Today Show with Rachel and sipping my coffee, watching a Christmas Movie with Huck in the middle of the week after dinner, taking an extra-long lunch break, or binge watching Desperate Housewives with Rachel before bed, drinking some eggnog.
I am looking forward to spending the rest of December and beginning of January at home with family and friends. I’m hoping to accomplish some big tasks, that will also be fun, relaxing, spend time with my favorite little kids and take in all that December has to offer. To all my creative friends, small business owners and college friends, push through the final weeks and enjoy the rest of the Christmas season!