I've hit the wall.
Glands up like golf balls and aching from top to toe.
Nothing was stopping me stepping out with my gal pals last night though. Needed one more fix of those beauties before we all sail into our Christmas festivities.
Everyone had stories of various things that were and are the real stories behind making Christmas happen. Arguments with husbands, juggling the kids 'demands' for all their activities, juggling work loads for colleagues already away, cramming the last of the shopping in crammed shopping centers. You get it.
As I sat there with my screaming sore throat and aching bones, I was reminded of how incredibly blessed my life is to have all of these things in my life...a very kind and caring husband, three awesome kids, beautiful friends, a home to host friends and family all year round and the imminent Christmas celebrations upon us.
Deeply deeply grateful.
So why am I feeling sick and achy? Because I am holding onto my disappointments about what I haven't achieved this year. Some projects not quite completed like I had intended and feeling rubbish about it.
These disappointments could take the shine off a few things if I let them fester. I am already clearly receiving the message physically that I need to let go of those things to make room to rest and recharge.
More and more freedom to me means feeling free of guilt, free of 'not being enough', freedom in the surrender.
So that's my plan. These last couple of days before Christmas are going to be about moving at a slower pace, napping, taking it easy and delegating. I will also light a candle or two to thank 2016 for everything she has taught me and to let 2017 know I am ready for her.....very very ready for her.
What are you holding onto as you prepare for Christmas and the end of year celebrations? What are your rituals for letting things go? Please share as I know we all gain from each others ideas.
I wish you and your family the most joyful, peaceful and content of Christmas celebrations. Thank you for being part of the conversation this year. I am really excited about 2017 and bringing to life many of the ideas I have had brewing for a while.
Always, to your freedom,
"What I now know to be true is that the key to creating freedom is accessing choice and the way to create more choices is to have more of the resources that allow choice, namely time and money."