I’ve been absent from my blog lately and honestly, I just haven’t been in the mood to write. Although, I have been working on two pieces of writing off of my blog that I will post as soon as they’re complete. I hope everyone is finding inspiration in the days leading up to the holidays and enjoying the colder temperatures. I’ve missed the sound of my nails tapping the keys on my iPad keyboard as I write about my days and share inspiration with all of you, but I definitely needed a writing break. Sometimes, I just feel blank when it comes to writing projects and I need time away, distracted by other creative ventures.
Election day and the days that followed (Election Day continued) were stressful for me and I couldn’t sleep, which threw off my entire schedule. I’ve always been very vocal and honest about how I feel regarding Donald Trump and my disdain for him. It has been a long, four years and when I heard the news that Joe Biden will be our next President of The United States, with Kamala Harris as our next Vice President, I cried. I haven’t felt as though we had a leader for four years. Donald Trump, who continues to fall short as not just a leader, but also as a human being and a man, gave racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, transphobia, and misogyny a platform in this country. No, he didn’t create racism or violence, for those two acts have existed for as long as there have been humans on this earth, but he made it okay for men to openly bash women and their rights, for black men and women to be murdered brutally, for gays to be mocked for who they love, and for white, angry men to brandish weapons, while wearing a hat with Trump embroidered on it. In short, I am thrilled to be able to look to my son and say that we now have a President coming into office in January who cares, who loves his wife and kids, who has known heartache and who rose above the pain, who has always worked hard, and who was man enough to choose a woman as his Vice President. I’m excited for the protection and preservation of our environment to be important again and for all human rights to matter for the first time in four years.
I turned twenty five on November 4, the day after Election Day and let’s just say I got my number one birthday wish. Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their incredible victory. As a twenty five year old, a young mom, and a wife I have learned so much about myself and the world around me during the past couple of years. I’ve never been happier with my life or myself than I am at this very moment. I have chosen the people who are in my life for a reason and I’ve said goodbye to toxic, negative people. If I don’t talk to you or interact with you, there’s a reason. If you aren’t my kind of person and don’t bring light, love, and positivity into my life, there isn’t a place in my life for you. When you’re a teenager and entering into your twenties it’s hard to let go of people that you don’t care for, but as you get older you realize it’s the only way to truly be happy. It’s not about quantity…it’s about quality. I no longer care about what others think, how many likes I get on social media, or about being “perfect”. I care about happiness, my family, my dear friends, the environment, animals, and my home. I care about good sex, good food, and good wine. I care about laughter that leaves you sore, soaking up nature, and breathtaking moments. I feel secure and happy beyond words. I know who I am, what I want, what I need, and what I love. There’s power in knowing who you are and in feeling true happiness.
As we all know this has been one of the weirdest, hardest years for everyone and 2020 isn’t over yet. I decided to decorate for Christmas on Election Day because this year deserves an extended holiday season. I’ve been falling in love with my beautiful decorations, Christmas music, and Christmas movies. I’ve already done all of my Christmas shopping and I’m inhaling every beautiful moment and day, making the most of every second. I love waking up and walking into my living room, where my pretty Christmas tree sparkles and glows in the early morning hours. I love going for a drive, singing along to my favorite Christmas songs and getting hot chocolate. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it feels completely magical this year. I fell in love with the holidays when I was a little girl and I love sharing the magic and moments with Greyson. I’m of course looking forward to Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for this year, as always. I know that many aren’t celebrating the holidays this year with their extended families and are sticking to their immediate family, but it’s still important to fill your home with love, good food, and fun. I won’t be seeing my brother, sister in law, or my aunts and uncles this year, which makes me very sad, but we did plan a Thanksgiving Zoom date a few days before, which is something. I would rather us all be safe and careful than careless during the colder months when the Coronavirus is surging. Regardless of how you feel, mask up. Do it for your kids, your parents, or anyone in your life whose older or immunocompromised. It shouldn’t have to happen to you for you to care. It’s a time of the year to give more than you take and by wearing a mask you’re giving yourself and others way more than you think. By cancelling big events and making the most out of smaller, more intimate gatherings, you will discover that less is always more and it’s the little things that matter most.
Andrew, my incredibly hardworking husband has been renovating one of our bathrooms and I can’t wait for that project to be done. It fits our farmhouse perfectly and the tile, fixtures, and the vanity that I picked are gorgeous. I’ve also been busy lately with dog walking, leash training, and pet sitting clients. I always love going to a client and making them happy along with their four-legged friends. For anyone who was wondering what presents I got for my twenty-fifth birthday, (because who doesn’t like to hear about gifts?) it was a Burberry birthday. I got beautiful, Burberry sunglasses that I’m obsessed with and two Burberry perfumes that smell too good to be real. I also got to go out to dinner with my husband and son at one of my favorite restaurants, have champagne and cake with my mom, and I received so many birthday text messages from my closest friends and family that truly made my day special. I’m so glad that I took some time on this quiet, chilly Monday to share anything new in my life with all of my readers. I will try not to disappear again! Stay tuned for a Thanksgiving post and please stay safe 💜