This year I've decided to do an online class by Jessica Sprague which is all about looking Christmas. So I've decided that even if I don't get it all scraped straight away, I can at least record it here on the blog.
The first assignment is about wriitng down your values and goals with Christmas, and I guess this got me thinking. What do I value about Christmas??
I guess for me, its spending time with family. I've really missed it the last few years, as its been 3 years since I spent Christmas day with my family, so this year, even if I have to move heaven and earth, I will be seeing my family on Christmas day.
Another this for me is remembering why we celebrate Christmas and remembering the birth of Jesus and all that he did for us. I don't talk much about my beliefs, but it is important to me. It is way too easy to get caught up with the end of year rush with parties and travelling and forget what its all really about. So my aim for December is to spend even just 5- 10 minutes a day reflecting and reading the bible.
Assignment 2 and 3 are simpler - make time for myself to do this class each day, its times like this that I'm glad we don't have kids!! Makes things much simpler. 3 is to get organised for Christmas, which is done!! I know what we are getting people and we are going to Nan and Pops, so I don't even have to plan!!
Hopefully I will update as the class progresses!!