Some people feel kind of depressed the day after Christmas, but not me. I love December 26th. It’s not that I don’t like Christmas, because I really do, it’s just that I feel like everything will be back to normal soon. I am a creature of habit and the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season tends to deter me from what I love doing and that’s writing.
So, in a few minutes I’ll begin to take down my tree. I’ll put it away with the memories of wonderful times spent around it with my family. I’ll wrap each special ornament in tissue paper and lay them to rest until next year. When the tree and decorations are all stored away I’ll put the furniture back in place and life will be back to it’s ho-hum self. Thank goodness!
This time of year makes me want to clean out closets and drawers and even the basement. To get rid of those things that clutter up my life. Not just old sweaters and shoes, but other things like too many commitments and responsibilities. To focus on the things that really matter, not just family and cooking and all the domestic stuff that goes along with being a woman, but to hone in on what really makes me happy. Writing stories.
I’m so looking forward to 2013. I have a couple of writing projects in the works that I am really excited about. I appreciate so much the feedback from each and every one of you who read my work. I know it takes time for you to email me, send me Facebook messages, and post reviews on Amazon, but your kind words help motivate a poor starving author like me more than you’ll ever know.
So, today I’m basking in the afterglow of another cherished holiday with my family. I’m also going to work on the clutter in my life, clean up my act and my house, and get down to the business of editing, The River Keeper, the next New York Times Bestseller. What? You don’t believe me? Well, a girl can dream can’t she?
Happy New Year!
Declutter Now by Lindon and Sherry Gareis was the inspiration behind this blog.