Kara Keepin’ it Real – SO GLAD THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER!

You know why I’m RELIEVED today is Monday, the day after Easter?!

I’ll tell you!

I’m relieved because finally, today means a rough 6 month stretch of holidays full of sweets and treats (and coworkers who bring those treats into the office…) is OVER.

It starts with Halloween and segues quickly into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. We get a verrrry brief reprieve before we are bombarded with Valentine’s Day stuff, and then Easter is close on the tail of Cupid’s day.

And I swear, each year these holidays get more and more centered around junk; that or I’m just getting more sensitive to/aware of how many treats we consume during these times.

And I never seek the stuff out, but when it’s made available/in front of me, I definitely have my weaknesses, and I definitely give in sometimes.

Which there is nothing wrong with the occasional treat… but I’m not gonna sit here and act like I’m not relieved this holiday stretch is over, BECAUSE I AM 😉

It is a rough stretch for most people, and I am no different!

 

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Truthbomb Tuesday – Be Gentle, It’s a Tough Time

The holiday season is just so tough. Losses feel more profound around this time, memories flood your emotions…

But maybe instead of telling people to snap out of it and get in the holiday cheer, maybe offer them a hug, a kind word or something?

Most are not trying to be Grinchy. We’re not trying to bring anyone down. It’s just a hard time.

We could all use a little extra love 💕

(Yes, there are exceptions; some are just Grinchy, like this guy 😉)

Dear Monday, Please be kind…

Dear Monday, please be kind…

That was honestly my first thought when I woke up, and last week I was already thinking about how exhausting this week is gonna be.

It’s just such a busy time of year, being pulled in so many different directions… but we got it done nice and early, because DESPITE being busy, we DO the things we need to do, WITHOUT making excuses!

The wind was not so kind to my hair on my walk in… what do you think, should I stick with it? 😉

 

Merry Grinchmas :)

Cool jammies with a cool Aunt! 💕

(Mine are backwards to show the hilarious backside!)

You are NEVER too old for fete pajamas!

And yes I’m gonna wear the heck out of these cozy babes! You can’t take life too seriously – none of us make it out of here alive, so live it and love it while you can!

Truthbomb Tuesday – You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

I have been a bit quieter because I have been dealing with some stuff, and much of it required my attention and focus, so it seemed best to just ease up a little and allow myself the space I needed.

That right there indicates my growth over the years – in the past, I would struggle mightily with stepping back from ANYTHING, and I would have just continued to run myself ragged. Isn’t it the best feeling when you REALIZE you can’t pour from an empty cup?