The same thing seems to happen every year. It’s a beautiful summer day. Then all of a sudden, Christmas is only three weeks away. How does that happen?
It’s not just Christmas. It happens with Thanksgiving too. I didn’t realize that Thanksgiving was approaching until five days prior when it was suggested to me, “You should get a turkey.” To which I responded, “Why?”
Thanksgiving turned out well and is now over, which only means that Christmas is even closer. I have cards to buy and fill out, gifts to purchase, decorations to hang, and a Christmas tree to put up that should have been put up last Friday.
Yesterday I spoke with a little girl who has already bought all the gifts for her family, and I’ve not even made a list for mine. How can a little girl have everything done, while a grown woman has yet to start?
I would like to say that it’s a matter of procrastination. However the truth is, is that I forget entirely. I’m only in my 30s, so it shouldn’t be age. Is it that I’m too busy? Too caught up in the everyday routine of life?
Maybe the weeks and months fly by too quickly for me. I would love to be one of those people who has all their gifts bought months in advance and greeting cards filled out, just waiting to be mailed.
Every year I tell myself that the next year will be different. Yet here I am, with no Christmas tree up, not even a single gift idea and no cards bought. So it looks like I’ll be doing everything last minute once again.
But, there’s always next year! It’ll be different…maybe.
How about you? Are you one of those who are ahead of the game, and if so how do you do it? Or, do the holidays sneak up on you also?