Wednesday, December 04, 2019

IWSG December - Baby It's Cold Outside!

This Christmas we are staying in Ohio. It will be a "small" Christmas, one without the large, loving, boisterous family we usually spend it with. I am sad about that, but also happy to think of having a "small" Christmas. One with my husband and I, and perhaps our daughter (who lives close by, but might be busy); one where we share time with each other and maybe dream about the time to come next year when our life will change again. School for my husband will be over, and we will move on to wherever it is we are to be next. We have options! This is good! So this Christmas will be a quiet reflective and cosy gentle time before the big push through the last semester. I hope and wish all of you whatever you wish for this season and that next year will bring good things to you. Merry Everything!

December 4th (optional) question is:
Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

Okay, first, I would add to the question by asking: Is living the dream what you thought it would be?

Now, imagining if I were living the dream...
My life is moving faster than I thought possible, and I am providing not only so my husband doesn't HAVE to work, but I've paid my children's student debt off and they are free! My daughter now works for me marketing me full time and is happy to schedule her life as she needs to. My husband teaches because he loves it, which is a bonus for us. My son is moving up the ladder in his chosen field and writing/singing when he wants, selling his songs and making his living doing what he loves. Enabling all this, I am busy writing, giving my stories wings and loving having a full life.  

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  1. Now that's a good dream.
    My wife and usually just spend Christmas together and we really like it.

  2. I love how your dream includes making your family happy, comfortable, and able to pursue their dreams as well.

  3. Sometimes a cozy, quite holiday is the best. I love that your dream includes freeing your kids from college debt! Beautiful.

  4. I love your dream! I would love to be able to support my family like that, too.
    Wonderful post!

  5. You could always come to Canada for Christmas. Like your dream

  6. Small Christmases are my favorite. Less time doing dishes. Merry Christmas! :)

  7. What a lovely vision! I hope you get the cozy Christmas you're hoping for.

  8. That would be wonderful to have your daughter work for you.

    I love the quiet Christmas holidays we spend just as a couple.

  9. What you have managed to do is quite enviable. Congratulations.

  10. I love your dream, Lisa! And I love that you would like to free your children from student debt. Something is so wrong with our education system! Enjoy your quiet, cozy Christmas ~ Those are special! And happy writing!

  11. Options are good! Merry Everything to you, also. I think I'm going to steal that phrase!

  12. What a wonderful. I hope you achieve all that too. Options are always good as others have said. Have a Happy Holiday and Joyful Christmas.

  13. Yes, life moves much faster than we realize, so I wish you a lovely holiday, one to cherish with family right next to you or by computer/telephone. Your dreams combine writing, family, and a bright future for all. Would that we all may be so blessed.

  14. I kinda like having you nearby in Ohio. But I suppose you can move.

    What a thoughtful dream you have! Mine was all about my desire to live beach side. I should modify mine to say I'd be able to let Chad quit his job and be able to help my kids.

  15. How sweet of you to include your whole family in your dreams. Enjoy that quiet Christmas!

  16. I honestly can say there are plussssssses and one, minor minus for having a small Christmas, but in all honesty we all know many people who don't have big families to draw from.

    For me, I've done both... and I don't mind being alone or one of a couple of dozen.

    It's all about what *you* (we) put into it...

    Merry Christmas Lisa, to all of yours and you, wherever they be.. you know they'll be thinking of you :)

  17. Your Christmas sounds like it will be perfect: simple and cozy, and includes time with family/loved ones.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


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