The Empty, Yet Full, Week

The 458 Spider is the first car ever to combine a mid-rear engine.
The 458 Spider is the first car ever to combine a mid-rear engine.

It’s that unique time between Christmas and New Years that never fails to feel like a no-(wo)mans-land of aimless mental wandering. Many of us take time off work and have free time to do random things that make us happy. It also provides time to think and reflect. Maybe TOO much time.

This week has me questioning things like a Tasmanian devil with ADD: “What are you doing with your career?! What is the next step? Do you need to change? Why aren’t you reading more books? When are you going to get on those projects around the house you have been putting off? Stop eating those Christmas sweets! What do I want my legacy to be? Why do I own so many swimsuits when I live in Colorado? What is the meaning of (my) life?!”

Sigh. Calm down, Tas.

This reflection time is a blessing and a curse for me. I can get too ‘in my head’ and start worrying needlessly about things. But I also become very creative and accomplish new and fun things. And I enjoy the time to forget about work and focus on the most important things in my life: love, family, friends.

Does anyone else feel  this way during this last week of December? Are you wandering around the house trying to find the motivation to organize that closet? Are you wondering what the heck to do in 2016 that will be lasting? Are you at work, but are instead researching your next beach vacation?

Let me know so I don’t feel like I’m on an island. An island laden with Christmas sweets, unread books, and a LinkedIn profile begging to be updated . . .

2 replies added

  1. aveena December 29, 2015 Reply

    I love this post! It doesn’t necessarily define me, but very very similar. Over Christmas break it was more “in the now” type thoughts. Like, “when should I start baking this pie? Maybe in 20 minutes. Or, how about now? Why not just start now? No, no, because then the dough won’t be ready. Ok, then, what should I do for 20 minutes? I could knit? But then I’ll get wrapped up in the project. I could color for a bit? Nah, then I’ll have to find a stopping place. Guess I’ll watch Netflix. Shoot, what should I watch? Maybe I should just clean something. What needs to be cleaned? The bathroom, ew, yeah, I can do that real fast. Let’s see how much time I have. Oh shoot. It’s time to start the pie.”

  2. Kendall December 29, 2015 Reply

    I long for those days again! We are bat nuts busy this time of year…I’d love a little time to reflect on life, maybe it would feel more like Christmas then. Enjoy your thoughts, if you don’t then surely no one else will.

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