Changing up Tradition

Happy Monday, hope you had a good Thanksgiving, I was in the process of moving so I wasn’t able to post like I wanted,  but new week, new things to focus on. It seems like when the holidays roll around, they go by pretty quickly and then a new year is upon us. Sometimes I feel we can make the holidays a stressful time, not being able to say “no” to parties you’re invited to, having to buy gifts for everyone or being responsible to cook for a whole bunch of people. This is the first time in a long time where I didn’t concern myself with tradition of going home but I stayed put and kept it pretty low-key. I missed going home to see my family but I really just did what I wanted to do, not sure if that sounds selfish but it was just a nice break from the norm. Am I actually growing up? I think so. The funny thing is I didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving until the next day with my boyfriend and that worked for us. I think we can get caught up on the standard of how we should do things because of what we’re told, what we’re used to or what the media tends to glamorize and that’s what we stick to sometimes but it can always be good to start your own tradition in a way. If spending time collecting your thoughts work, make that happen, if you want to cook for a party of one, its ok, as long as you have a good balance and make sure at the end of the day you’re happy, I think that’s all that matters. As I’m working on this post Sunday evening, this would have been a hectic time, probably getting home late from the airport, figuring out what I will meal plan for the week and maybe what my post will be about but that’s not the case this time around, I’m home all those things are finished and I just have the rest of the night to relax.

 Have you ever started your own holiday tradition from the norm?

Shirt dress: Theory

Sweater: Gap

Shoes:Old Navy

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