This time of the year can be incredibly special yet brings so many extra challenges. Last year I wrote about Lagom, having just enough – not too much, not too little. Finding the balance.
A few weeks ago, I got lost, in a good way. I spent most of a Saturday setting up my office space. I had purchased some new items, included some things I already had, and carefully planned the layout of the furniture and the artwork. Why was this so enjoyable, and did it really make sense to spend so much time on a room?
Thanksgiving means many things to each of us. For those of us in the U.S., it's a holiday that kicks off a long weekend at the end of November. This could include traveling, cooking, eating, spending time with family and friends, watching football, beginning preparations for the December holidays, or working extra hours to allow others to do these things.
A trip to Vancouver in April wasn’t my first choice. Yes, I’ve become spoiled when it comes to travel, and writing this makes me cringe at my selfish attitude. While winters in Atlanta are generally mild, I was hoping for a warmer climate, preferably with a sandy beach and plenty of sun – a place to relax and chill after an exceptionally busy and exhausting first quarter. Reluctantly, I packed my base layers, and more layers, sensible and not-so-sensible shoes, and shifted my mindset… a little.