Christmas. Or the silly season as they call it. That season where it's socially acceptable to over indulge in everything bad and buy self-deserved presents for yourself whilst 'All I Want for Christmas is You" wails out of the speakers at the shop on constant replay. It's that time of the year where a casual stroll down Bourke St Mall has the same momentum as going through a mosh pit at one of those punk rock gigs I frequented back in my teens. The only difference is that there are plenty of prams ready to bulldoze you down in the mall.
But besides all that, it is also the season that reminds me to be thankful of the amazing people around me. When I look past the theatrics surrounding Christmas, I am truly grateful for the support of my friends, family, customers and clients. Without them I don't think I could've pushed through and persevered with my goals.
Christmas is also a time where I start to set goals for myself for the new year. I'm a firm believer of aiming super high because it gives you something to work towards. And even if you don't reach your goal by the deadline, if you have put in alot of effort then you're already on your way to reaching it. There is a quote that I keep on my phone to remind me of the struggle - "It's going to be hard but hard is not impossible."
Work hard and the rewards that come will be so much more fulfilling than things that come easily. Having said that, don't forget to have fun as well! The last thing you want is to burn out and give up on your dreams altogether.
This year has been especially challenging for me and I'm still adjusting to working full time at my day job and FT on The Hello Bureau. I'm getting better with my time management but I still need to work on my sleep deprivation (on the plus side, I have a valid excuse for multiple coffees throughout the day!) As difficult as it may be some days, I wouldn't trade this for the world or have it any other way.
So I would just like to extend a big thank-you to all of you and I wish you a fantastic festive season with much love and happiness! Beware of the prams and take care! There are some new things happening at THB in 2017 and I can't wait to share that with you! 😃
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