The Holiday Struggle

Monday, December 14, 2015

We're ten days away from Christmas Eve and the holiday struggle is real right now.

My motivation is at an all time low. I have to remind myself 100 times in the morning, "you must be productive today. You can do this. C'mon. Be productive."

And still, I sit here just staring at my screen. For hours and hours while my brain feels like mush.

I'm already at that point where I'm just writing things off for 2015 and saying stuff like, "Why start now? I'll do better in 2016."

Eating healthy? I'll start in 2016.
Working out? I'll get back to pilates in January.
Writing more? next year.
Finishing work stuff? January 1st.

I was grocery shopping today and the older woman behind me looked in my cart with a sweet little smile and said, "I remember when I use to shop for little ones."

No maam, all this child food is for me. The Pringles, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Snacks, Oreos, ext... I'm going out of 2015 with a bang.

And now to share a few photos living on my iphone for the past week.

Faux fashion shoots, Bears and Bulls games, holiday parties, it's been a busy few weeks.

And now I'm going to spend the rest of my day packaging shirts and sweatshirts. Turns out working online retail during the holidays is HARD. Don't get me wrong I'm beyond grateful for the sales, but my oh my, is it challenging.

Holiday shoppers: please remember to be kind to retail workers, online and in person. They're trying their best. And sometimes they have a needy dog breathing down their back because he hasn't been on his 20th walk for the day and damn it they're just trying to get to the post office before it closes so back off Harlow! Give me some space.

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.


  1. I LOVE your holiday skirt! Where did you get it ?

    Anita :)

  2. I feel you. And this 9-5 grind is killing my mojo even more.

  3. Good luck with all packaging all your orders!!! And that was a good message to share about being kind to retail workers.... Harlow sounds like a pretty tough boss though. Yikes.

  4. Where are your adorable and cozy looking leggings from in the first pic? Also...just curious but what kind of bubbly were you drinking pre-salt n pepa holiday party show?! Prosecco or champagne? Which brand do you usually go for? I'd love to see what kinds of drinks you and Chris go for!

  5. i need help. i have napped today. NAPPED>

  6. Having survived the retail nightmare of a Christmas season or two, I wholeheartedly second your plea! Be kind to the retail workers! They don't set the prices, create the long lines, or purposely make sure the store is out of stock on the things you need!

  7. Loveee that brocade skirt!! You do the crop top look so well. Also 2 points for the jumbo marshmallows in your cocoa!

  8. The struggle is real. I'm seeing it in myself, and also in my students, as Finals Season approaches, together with the anticipation for the holidays.

  9. You have to go to the post office more than once in December? That's the pits! I'm with you. All the tough stuff can happen in 2016. I'm done dealing with it for the year, dangit.

  10. I fully approve of what you had in your grocery cart & have decided I would like to join you in eating all the things & ending 2015 with a bang. Got room for an extra gal to come crash? Oh and Kobi the pup says he wants to come so he can play with Harlow.