It’s that time of year again. I have been blogging absent for a bit as my calendar boxes were overflowing with scribbles of fantastic opportunities to start celebrating early. I had the super fun opportunity to put on an event at my church this past Friday. It was a DIY crafting event for women. Seventy -ish women came out for eight hours of crafts, food, and all things Christmas.
Every single aspect of event planning fills that spot in my soul. From the random moment an event idea hits, to the scribbled notes on my white pad of paper, to the gathering of peeps to help make it happen, to the moment when I stop and look around mid party at smiling, laughing faces of people, to the flurry of cleanup, to the drive home wondering what I could do next, and then the final flop in bed, tired to the bone moment. I do not have the opportunity to do many events these days, so this one was extra cherished.
Little bright spots in life. Memories. A break from the potential mundane. A moment when time stops. A chance to deepen relationships with your people. It’s important. Creating that is fantastic. Responsibilities of life beg to be interrupted with moments to pause and be carefree. Life is better lived this way. You need a healthy dose of both.
Since I was on the go the whole evening, I had very little opportunity to snap away, but I managed to grab a few images before we started.
I had the most fantastic group of people donate prizes to this event. PLEASE make sure and stop by these Etsy shops. Small business of fantastic people using their talents to make handcrafted items. G R E A T early Christmas shopping.
After many late nights, I had a ten hour sleep last night. I am ready for a full day today.
Remembering that life is not a to do list.
Days are special and these holla-days seem to be extra special.
Here’s to the Merriest of seasons.