I planned to play more catch up on Reverb10 prompts and my reflections on those for today, but felt pulled in another direction. With Christmas bearing down on many of us this week, and my own holiday travel plans just two days away, I can’t help but be immersed in the swirl of emotions I’m experiencing. I’m awash in both excitement and dread as I anticipate the next week. I know that may be horrible to share–the dread part, anyway–but it’s authentic and true. And I’m betting that there are many of you out there who likely feel the same way about the impending few days and all that they stir up emotionally. There are good things I’m looking forward to as we travel “back home” to share Christmas with our families. But there are other aspects that are tinged with sadness and disappointment, accompanied by stress and anxiety.
So in this next week while I’m away and not keeping up on happenings in the blogosphere and among my lovely online community, I’m wishing you the best. I’m wishing you a peaceful moment, a welcoming smile, a respite from the swirling. I’m wishing you one delightful memory to hold onto from this holiday season. I’m wishing those very same things for myself, too.