Please excuse me if it is a bit quiet on my blog this week. I have been working extremely hard for the past week with little rest and I am quite a bit exhausted. December is my favorite month and the holiday season is the most important season for my business. But, woo, it also means I have to work very very hard during this time of the year! Wish me luck that I can keep plugging away while staying positive and alert! And I'll see you next week :)
The photo above is from the snowy mountains of where I grew up in Northern California. I am so excited to go home for Christmas. Hopefully I can force myself to take a few days off from work while I am there to simply enjoy the stillness and quiet of the magical Sierra Nevada Mountains. I love getting to reunite with old friends at the holidays. My hometown and home county are very very small so everyone knows everyone. We only have a few bars in my hometown so at Thanksgiving and Christmas, it's basically a high school reunion at the bars with everyone home for the Holidays. I love it. In high school I was your typical moody teenager who felt alone and unnoticed. Everything was so serious and dramatic and intense for me back then. I roll my eyes at my high school me.
I think what is so fun about seeing so many people from the past during the holidays is that I am constantly reminded that I grew up in a truly magical place with really quality people. Everyone I know from the past has grown into a collective of truly wonderful people. I am always happy to run into people from the past and I love hearing how things have changed and grown for them over the years. I'm just so thankful for the place I am from and the people I grew up with. I wish I could go back to my younger self and tell her, "Moorea, you are loved and you are not alone." I am grateful for my hometown full of love and peacefulness. I'd be happy to be called a product of my upbringing and my environment because I am proud of both and love my hometown immensely.