The first of the year is still filled with festivities and get-togethers, end of year recaps and New Year’s resolutions. We are still in a bit of the frenzy of the Christmas holidays and the New Year’s celebrations.
But by the second week we are settling back into the routine of life. We are back to work or back to school. The only college bowl game left is the often disputed match up for the national title. The Christmas gifts have taken their proper place in the dresser, closet, or garage awaiting use, and the excitement a New Year’s resolution has already dimmed due to the reality of actually having to work at it.
I, for one, am always ready for week two. As much as I enjoy the holidays, getting together with family and friends, seeing and hearing from people I might not have seen or heard from in a while, and celebrating the New Year, I find it hard to actually “live” during this time. I enjoy the heightened sense of excitement, but I don’t think I could live like that all the time. It might just be my personality, but I need to have some routine so that I can do the things I need to get done and have time set aside to spend with God and to work at the goals I have set for the year.
Week Two is a comforting reminder to me that in life’s ups and downs, there are some consistencies. Life does level out.
I hope you enjoy the pleasant memories of the Christmas holidays 2015 as you settle into living 2016.