Around this time of the year, I have always found it hard to really live in the moment of the holiday season. Before having my youngest son, I had worked in retail for 15 years. I loved where I worked, but every holiday season was very overwhelming. If you have ever dabbled in working in the field, it tends to drain the life out of you and you just go through the motions of each day so you get home to your life away from the fake holiday spirit. I have currently been out of retail for 3 years and I have found that I enjoy the holiday season much more when I don’t have to get involved with the craziness. I have now found a new joy in creating artwork for myself and for others to enjoy. I can now breathe and soak in all the magical moments of the season.