I miss Christmas
Before leaving on our adventure, we sold a ton of stuff. So much stuff. Why did we have that much stuff?
We held a garage sale, sold items on Craigslist and Facebook groups and then donated the rest of our unwanted goods to Goodwill.
I was surprised at how easy it was to give up my things. Living with less is freeing and I rarely miss stuff, but right now I miss Christmas.
We used to have boxes and tubs and totes and bags full of Christmas decorations that covered our house inside and out. James used to say it looked like Santa threw up and that’s exactly how I like it.
Next week is when I would normally start covering the house in lights and decor. But I have only a small box of mostly ornaments remaining and no tree, lights or decorations small enough to fit in our tiny home.
It’s a week before Thanksgiving and I haven’t watched a single Christmas movie yet because they’re all packed away.
OK, now that I’ve calmed myself down a little: It was totally worth sacrificing all of my stuff, including Christmas decorations, for the adventure of a lifetime.
I’m sure I’ll have some Christmas-related items in our camper soon, but for now I’m counting down the days until fried turkey and Black Friday (which provides some of the best family time and biggest laughs of my whole year).
What’s your favorite holiday tradition? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.