Thursday, January 6, 2011
Taking down Christmas
I was really done with Christmas this year, I got in all my cocoa and chocolate and singing and presents and shopping and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas... I did it all and then I felt it was time to move on.
I packed up everything, the ornaments, the lights, the little weird knickknacks--but everything felt so empty. Like I just washed the color off the walls or something...It just felt bare.
So I started celebrating Valentine's day. I made a heart garland and hung it over the fireplace got out the two other Valentine's day decorations I have...and I felt better.
My daughter and I went to see Tangled for the second time and my favorite part of the movie is when Tangled (that's what my daughter calls Rapunzel) is sitting on the boat with Eugene and is talking about how it's been a dream her whole life to see the floating lights...and she asks What if it's not everything I hoped it to be?
It will be--Eugene tells her.
And then she says:
And what if it is?
I love this, because it's so true. Sometimes I haven't been able to fully enjoy something because I knew it would end. (Isn't that kind of weird?) What happens when this magical thing is over? Even if it was perfect--it's over.
Eugene looks at her and says: You get a new dream.
So Valentine's Day is my new dream--At least decoration wise :)
But really in life sometimes we just need to realize even when amazing things are over, there can always be a new dream.
So in light of a new dream, I have some New Years Resolutions...okay I have a lot of them, but I'm only sharing two:
1. Finish revising my WIP (by March 3rd) and get rejected at least 100 times before I file it away :)
2. Write one of my new brain children :) By writing 500 words/day 5x's a week (Starting March 4th)
My bloggy-nod to Valentine's Day:
Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.