Here we are and it is three days past Christmas. We have spent at least a month gearing up for the holiday celebration. Buying and wrapping gifts, planning get togethers and meals with friends and loved ones and then the big day is here! The same happens for a wedding (only slightly delayed taking into consideration the honeymoon). The days after everything “gets back to normal” can be draining.
As I sit here today, back at work and engaging with co-workers and clients alike, I find myself in a whirlwind of emotion. The day or two returning from a celebration are filled with recanted conversations of how the holiday or celebration was spent, who attended, what gifts were exchanged, etc. But then there is day three. Day three brings back the “normal” and I can’t help but find myself a bit out of sorts. Almost physically tired from the excitement of the previous days and even month, here I sit in a bit of a fog.
I think day three is the adjustment period. The time when the excited conversations stop, the day to day work and chores filter into a steady pace and the emotion I find myself feeling is “blah”. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy and had a great holiday season, but I am noticing the office is quieter now than the previous days and week. The moods are a bit more chill but yet still focused. Though this is not at all a bad day it does beg the question “where did the joy go?” Where is the merriment?
In life we have good days and bad days, but to make a good or bad day there is usually an event or thing that causes the good and the bad. I have always said we should appreciate the bad days for without them there would be no good ones. But here we are in a day like today… no good or bad to be had. Just a day.
In writing this, I think I have decided these “blah” days of no agenda and nothing exciting to do but the normal occurring should also be considered “good days”. These are the days we allow ourselves to catch our breath from the roller coaster ride of life. These moments we find ourselves in that may sometimes feel awkward simply because nothing is making the day good or bad, are the worlds way of saying, be still. There is a twist coming, you should rest and prepare. Prepare for a high or a low, prepare for joy or sadness, but in this moment, be still. Your roller coaster ride of life is gearing up for another adventure.
And with that, I am still.
Have a Happy Day ~ Mrs. Go To Girl