New Goal

My goal for the holiday season is a simple one. I’m determined to slow down.

I was behind a woman walking into a store yesterday. She was just peacefully strolling along. I, on the other hand, was wondering why she was going so slowly. I rarely stroll; I zip.

Shopping, for me, is goal oriented. Browsing is not part of the routine. Yesterday, my target was a white blouse, so that’s all I looked at. All the time wondering why I hadn’t just ordered it from LandsEnd. I’m not a good shopper. My guess is that I miss a lot by my drive to get out of the store as quickly as possible.

Then there was the stop at the library. I dashed in to return a book and left without even looking at the collection of new books, convincing myself that it was the holidays and I wouldn’t have time to read. Well, you know what? I do have time to read; I just don’t let myself take the time.

So that’s my goal. To keep things simple and relaxed this year. To avoid the frenzy, and focus on the joy.



About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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