Friday, December 17, 2010

is this my new reality?

For the sake of one last post in the year 2010, I am finally posting something. Does anyone else feel like the older you get, the busier the holidays are and the more difficult they are to enjoy? The days and weeks fly by and I am left feeling rushed and out of breath with everything that I am trying to keep up with. Sometimes I miss the days when Christmas seemed like forever away, and I would look forward to the advent each day leading up to it. Such simpler times. Now I am constantly saying, "It can't be December already...not our party already...not time to do Christmas shopping already...send out cards? What? Already?!?" And then it is suddenly here and gone and the very high-speed countdown begins for next year. I sometimes wonder if I will ever enjoy it again. Maybe once I'm done with school? Or is this my new reality?

In conclusion, time goes by too fast when you're a grown-up. Make it slow down please!

5 comments:

Becky said...

I think there's hope. Right now the puzzle of how your time fits together is sorta decided for you btwn school, work and family obligations. But soon you'll graduate and have more control over deciding what influences your schedule. This year has been one of my favorite of all time because Eden is old enough to participate in creating more family traditions--it's a whole new level of enjoyment. Hang in there.

jjstringham said...

Maybe I'm an exception to the rule, but I can't wait for Christmas!!! I feel like I'm even more excited than the kids. And I really can't wait for next week (when Ryan's out of school) to start doing the fun stuff - gingerbread houses and Christmas cookies for Santa. Maybe when you're done with school you'll have a bit more time to slow down and enjoy it all. I know I sure am!

jack!e said...

I know the feeling! I think once you have kids who are old enough to enjoy it, you will be able to slow down and enjoy it with them. Plus, you are amazing and have a million things to balance at once! I think it will get better once you are done with school. =]

Katie Tyler said...

just wait till Oliver's First Birthday... and then his second... it seems like the better life gets- the faster it goes.

Louise said...

You will definatly enjoy it again. It will always come faster than you want it to, but with Children you can't help but enjoy it. Because children make the season so happy. someday you will look back on these busy days of school and be glad you did it. Oliver is such a joy, and makes every day worth it. I love you all. It was so fun to make more memories together.