9th December 2022

If you remember the opening paragraphs of last week’s All Stitched Up!, you might think we’re a walking contradiction.

Last week we explored the idea of not rushing through the holiday season before us, but this week we have to confess that there’s a little rushing going on at Inspirations HQ, both professionally and personally!

As we’re about to enter our last couple of weeks in the office for 2022, we’re making sure our To Do Lists for the year are as complete as possible, our planning for the New Year is well underway so we can hit the ground running in 2023 and making sure we haven’t left any loose ends to chance while we’re away over the Christmas break.

And that’s before many of us at Inspirations HQ have finalised our Christmas menus and finished - or in some cases, started - our Christmas shopping!

We’re sure we’re not alone.

It turns out there are only so many hours in each day and whilst we’re trying to use each one of them as efficiently as possible, we’ve come to realise that there’s a reasonable possibility we won’t get everything done by 25 December. 

And do you know what? That’s all right.

Sure, there might be a few things we have to move from this year’s To Do List to next year’s list, that recipe we were hoping to practise before Christmas Day might just have to be ‘practised’ the morning of, and the stitching we had planned to complete… well, there’s always Christmas next year!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of it all, whilst we may not be finding many of the ‘pauses’ we referenced last week, we are trying to remember that the journey and destination are inextricably linked and that the more we enjoy the passage of time before us, the more we’ll enjoy the destination.

Whilst it’s not always easy to put aside uncompleted checklists and the idea of the ‘perfect’ holiday season, we’re learning that all we can do is show up and do our best and that that is usually more than enough.

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