And so here are the last few hours of the 2010s. The decade for me certainly has had its ups and downs, and I am ready and excited to welcome whatever comes next. In celebration, I have compiled the ten most popular goats of the day from 2019 – which includes two sheep who were featured on April Fool’s Day. I hope wherever you are that you have a fantastic New Year’s Eve and that the new decade brings you peace and prosperity. Thank you for continuing to indulge my hobby of goat photography.
The week threshold between one year and the next can be quite difficult sometimes. With schedules in flux and lingering between holidays, it is challenging to stave off boredom and anxieties about things to come. You might even find yourself longing for your routine! Fear not, the liminal transition will come to an end soon and an amazing new year will begin.
I received some advice for how to handle the holiday. Allow yourself a day of indulgence and go to sleep early. That is exactly what I shall be doing tomorrow! I hope that whatever you are doing, whatever your celebrate, or whatever is going on in your life that you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Be kind to yourself and others, make merry if that’s your thing, if not enjoy the day of suspended reality.
Although this is a festive time of year it is absolutely ok to not feel festive. Sometimes the holidays can dredge up all sorts of things. Make sure to take time for self care and to allow yourself to feel what you need to feel.
There are only ten more shopping days left until Christmas! But guess what? You actually don’t have to get it all done – the holidays will go on smoothly and wonderfully even if a few things get forgotten or left off your ever growing to do list. Be kind to yourself, patient and allow yourself to slow down and enjoy.
Take extra care of yourself as the holidays approach – this can be a joyous time of year but also a time of year that stirs up all sorts of things. Be patient, practice self care and don’t feel bad about eating an extra cookie or two.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, take a moment to check in, relax, and just breathe. Find a comfortable seat, close your eyes and listen to your breathe and let the moment pass. Summer can be lovely, but it can also be super busy, so make sure to look after yourself amidst the holiday adventures.
Inhale, exhale, allow yourself a moment of quiet rest here and there
The third Sunday in June has been designated as Father’s Day for 62 years in the United States, and was not officially recognized as a holiday until 1972. A young woman, Sonora Louise Smart Dodd was inspired by her own father, who raised her and her five siblings alone, and campaigned for a special day honoring all fathers to be celebrated on his birthday.
Even if you sometimes butt heads with your dad (like me), make sure to tell him how much he’s appreciated today.