Lately I have been struggling...... struggling with balance and with my patience. I want to keep it real on my blog and felt like sharing this with you. I know that I am not the only one that gets overwhelmed at this time of year. Let me just say that I love the holidays and always look forward to them. There are so many wonderful, fun things to do and so much time is spent with families.
On the flip side, I feel like I am being pulled into a million different directions. Not by any one in particular, except for maybe me. I am a people pleaser and want to make everyone happy. So, it is hard to say no sometimes. I love my family very much . Brandon and I both come from divorced homes and our parents have all remarried, which has been the most wonderful thing because our family has expanded in ways we never dreamed. However, we literally have 5 places to be on Christmas Day. That is tough.....on us and the kids. Let me emphasize the fact that no one has pressured us to be anywhere at any time and the choices are always left to us. This is where it gets tricky. We don't want to have to choose. We want to be with everyone! That is what makes it so hard. Now, I don't want to sound like I am complaining because as I have said before, we are so very fortunate that we have such loving, close families.
I only just want to convey that I feel a bit frazzled and extra overwhelmed right now. Eventually, things will change and traditions will shift a bit, but for now we will be going from place to place..... and I really wouldn't have it any other way.... except for maybe there being more hours in the day.