I am so excited! Just another baby step towards my new chapter, but such a fun way to start the holidays. Yes, I’m planning on decorating early this year. My blogging friend Sam and I were just talking about it as he’s already begun to decorate for Christmas and I thought, why not? What am I waiting for?
I used to have to wait until December 1st to begin decorating for Christmas and it was torture for me because I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Now in our new place, I can decorate whenever I want and to my heart’s content! Translation: I can be as gaudy or sparse as I want. I can decorate with whatever makes ME happy and not feel burdened to display Christmas decorations that were gifts, but not my taste. I gave all those to the Ex to use! HAHA
I’m starting to look around my house and think about where I can put the tree and imagine what I want to put on the mantle. Of course, battery operated candles will be prevalent (kids and pets don’t do well with open flames), and the ones I had from my old life work great here.
I like sparkles (tastefully done of course) but I may go hog wild this year and just decorate with what makes me smile instead of the boring traditional. Oh heck, I can live it up for a season! Right? I mean, what do I care if someone doesn’t like it? As long as the kids and I are happy, then that’s what it’s all about. (Sam if you’re reading this, that hokey pokey line was for you! LOL)
It’s kinda like how I am dressing these days too. Not flashy or tacky. But with a little eclectic fare when I feel like it. Pushing out of my comfort zone a bit. Nothing gauche or tight fitting, but when the weight is right, I’m wearing what I think looks good even if it’s not what my traditional fashion sense was previously. I’m not dressing for his approval anymore. Because, I don’t have it anyway – and his approval doesn’t mean diddly squat to me anymore.
Oh, I’m growing! Expanding! Rearranging! Feeling lighter and freer! I don’t want to look back and wish I had done what I wanted when I could. I want to drink champagne in celebration of life being good in the here and now.
No more saving it for a special occasion. I’ve got 2 bottles in the fridge waiting for the moment. But the moment is going to be during the holidays. Maybe I’ll even have an open house here and invite some friends over. Oh my, now wouldn’t that be a treat???
Thanks Sam for getting me excited to decorate! I love when blogging friends do that – encourage you by what they’re doing! Keep up the great work everyone! I’m listening! And I just found the Holly music channel – life is Christmasy now!