Growing up, Christmas was a two sided sword. On one hand was the excitement for the presents on the other hand the family drama. Needless to say that when I moved out I didn’t celebrate Christmas at all.
Having kids changed things up a little bit and we added some Christmas traditions back into our life. There is so much joy in seeing kids excited about the magic of Christmas.
Despite the challenges, I think 2020 forced us more than ever before to focus on the good things we do have, allowed us to spend more time with our families and help us reevaluate our priorities.
It was a very humbling to lose a lot of the things I take for granted. From being able to get a coffee anytime I would like to, to train or train with a partner or even to give a hug to a friend, spending time with friends, going to a restaurant …… the list is long !
With this craziness of 2020, covid and quarantine, I strangely find myself in more of a Christmas spirit than ever. There is some comfort in the traditions, putting up the lights and decorations, the kid’s excitement and the anticipation of the year being almost over. A glimmer of hope at the end of this challenging year and a deep sense of gratitude for family, friends and things I do have.
Better days are coming.