The decorations are down...or in various states of destruction around your house. The presents have been opened...and are in various states of destruction around your house. The relatives have been visited, the Christmas lights appreciated, the carols sung (off-key), the traditions dutifully observed.
And now it is back to "regular" life. Life as we live it most of the time. BORING!
Do you have a holiday hangover, like me? It is so hard to be enthusiastic about getting back to school and work routines with the long cold months of winter still creeping into my bones. I don't wanna! I don't wanna! *drops into an ape-like slump and lower lip extends in a fierce pout*
But this is supposed to be a post of inspiration! Where's the inspiration?
For me, I'm going try to find the beauty and fun in the everyday. Sure, holidays are super-fantastically-fun. But the everyday of my life can be just as awe-inspiring, emotion-evoking and good-times-creating. It is certainly not always easy to remember this, but it is true. I dreamed my whole life of having exactly what I am blessed enough to have at this moment in my life. So, I resolve to celebrate that reality in some small way everyday. Whether it is taking 5 seconds at dinner time to smile at my little family gathered around or marveling at my husband or laughing with my kids over (yet another) fart joke or enjoying the softness of my cats fur or absorbing the silence of my house at 3 a.m. or patting myself on the back for the 17th revision of a picture book manuscript. I'm going to celebrate the small things to get you through the holiday let-down. Join me, won't you?