The holidays were wonderful. Full of love and laughter, and of course of challenges and chaos. We shared many moments with family, ate delicious food, and celebrated with beautiful music.
But this morning, I put it all away. I know, it was a bit late, but now it's done. Sometimes we like to hang on to the fun memories, or keep old decorations that are falling apart. It's hard to let go. I can empathize - I had a hard time discarding a few ornaments even though they were past their prime. I have learned though that it's very important to let go of the things that might be holding us back. And we have to let go of some things to make room for new opportunities.
January is a great time for refocusing and reorganizing - our thoughts, motivations, and of course our stuff. If you are the type to make resolutions, there may be a new (or old) project you want to tackle. made a master project list this year in lieu of resolutions. Aside from personal enrichment activities, I'm planning to overhaul the kids' toys, design a play and therapy space for my youngest, and reorganize our front closet, among other things.
So take this month to refocus, start anew, or bring back that unfinished project. I'm really looking forward to all the potential the new year holds.