There’s nothing extra in January.
No back-to-school rush to ensure that sneakers are in good shape, clothes fit, backpacks are up to par, and kids are back on a school-night bedtime schedule.
No Halloween costume to order, class parties to plan, or treats to hoard.
No Thanksgiving feast to stock up for.
No gifts to wrap or traditions to be sure you’re adhering to so that your child knows your holiday’s true meaning.
It’s just quiet.
Just you, your loved ones, and the whites and grays and soft yellows of winter afternoons.
The world seems still.
And quite beautiful.
I’m just now getting back into the swing of things, and for the first time in forever, my tree is still up and twinkling.
I’m in no rush to “get things done” and that’s exactly the tone I’d like to set for myself for 2013.
This year I want to be sure I
More book-reading and letter-writing and hours spent with my family and friends.
Less being busy for the sake of being busy.
So far, I’m really lovin’ 2013.