and yet sooner than that, the days will stop growing shorter. It doesn't begin to change noticeably for a while. There will be a few days there, when it seems like we're stuck in darkness land.
I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping. We trimmed the tree today, since the kiddo was home with a bad cold. We need some more ornaments, I think. This year's tree is taller than last year's, and our one box of decorations are spread thinly over the green.
Even as I try to meet this season with equanimity, anxiety creeps in. I substitute cheese and oranges and chocolate for lunch. I refresh my facebook feed over and over. I shop blindly, looking for just the right thing. I try to notice when I'm numbing the real need with stuff and sugar. Sometimes just noticing is enough. Sometimes, I can even make a shift.
As the new year approaches, I'm looking for how I can be of service through this blog and what I offer as a storyteller and teacher. Would you be willing to take part in a survey? I want to know what's coming up for you, what you need as a storyteller, a teacher, a parent, a person. Maybe there's something you're looking for here? The survey is below. I'd love to hear from you.
Sara is a storyteller, writer, artist, teacher, wife, mother, and singer living in Minnesota. I write about storytelling, and about living a life with stories.