I’ve never taken a break from blogging since I started this blog in 2011, but I think it’s time for a breather until after the new year.
At this time, I often think about people who have lost loved ones they miss even more than usual around this traditional family time. I tell myself that if it were me, I would manage to get through the hardest times by remembering the lost ones with good memories of them. If I need to have a little cry in private, so be it, but then I would pull myself together and try to focus on the joy of others.
Soon a new day will begin. It will be just another day without all the traditions that come with bittersweet memories attached, but it will be a new day and a challenge for me to make the most of it.
I like to think ahead and make plans and goals and things to look forward to – one of the reasons I love January.
I want to thank you all for being there. Blogging would not be fun without you.
I hope that, whatever form your celebrations take at this time of year, you have lots of warm, fuzzy times with friends and family. I look forward to seeing you on your blogs and mine in the new year.