Friday, November 25, 2016

My Therapeutic Christmas Tree

I bought myself a therapeutic Christmas tree. It makes me feel like I'm in Narnia every time I enter my room. It’s like pulling teeth for me to buy anything for myself but I finally broke down and bought it for $30 at Walmart. I’m all for having Christmas trees before Thanksgiving. Most the time my family and I put up our Christmas tree after Halloween. That may sound crazy to some but we love it. There’s something so comforting about Christmas trees to me. They remind me of the warmth that surrounds the memories of tradition and childhood.
Except for this one possessed Christmas tree I had when I was little. It was very pink and sparkly and had a whole nest of spiders in it without me knowing. That one just reminds me of trauma and endless spiders. Haha, oh memories.
Let us not think about such times. ;)
College has created a knot of worry and stress within me, so I needed something to calm my anxious heart. Between doing five college courses and working at a preschool, I have been one very busy bee. And it has helped. That Christmas tree has brought some life to my room even though it’s an artificial one.
I’ve been trying to treat myself more with little, simple things instead of being a robot working on schoolwork nonstop. I'm learning that it is okay, to treat myself. To find things that make me happy and make time to do them. I’ve been reading poetry every night from the books I received for my birthday. I’ve been lighting candles that smell like cookies and all things good in the world. I’ve been making time for devotions every morning before I go to work. I’ve been bringing books to read to the preschoolers that I work with. They run to me at the beginning of each week asking what book I’ve brought next. Life has been crazy, there's no doubt about it. But I’m making it through. Besides, I have three weeks left till I’m done with my first semester. That’s definitely something to be happy about.:)
What has been making you happy recently? 


  1. The fact that it's a month until Christmas. That makes me happy. <3

    I hope college is going well for you! I'm terrified of enrolling, so I'd love to know how you balance everything. ;)

    I love your tree. It's so... essence of the holidays.

  2. oh goodness. eve, how i have missed you. your Christmas season sounds very busy and it makes me happy to know that you're finding time for little things. and oh my gosh, those little preschoolers sound like the CUTEST THINGS. loved these pictures. x
    p.s. things making me happy: phone calls with best friends, apple pie (oh yeah, you got it), staying up way too late on pinterest looking at someone's humor board, and this unfailing love that God has lavished upon me. oh man. so good.

  3. Memories are so comforting! Looks like you have been busy I'm taking four courses at college and not working but I'm still over my head. Get some rest and treat yourself when you can. Good to hear from you!!!

  4. Your tree looks absolutely lovely. It sounds as if while you've been busy, you feel fulfilled and content. It is extremely important to take some time for you, aside from school and work. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to relax with friends and family. ❤️

  5. EVE it's so good to hear from you :) Your Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful. We haven't set ours up yet, but I'm thinking it'll happen soon :) Christmas trees definitely remind me of childhood too. They're so captivating. (Except the spiders. EW SPIDERS.)
    It sounds like you've been busy! I hope you can balance everything and stay focused :) Have an amazing day xx

  6. Girl I am in the same boat as you! Working as a nanny and going to school has definitely taken a stress filled and anxiety filled toll on me. It has effected me physically- I am having to go to the chiropractor twice a week now. I will pray for you, friend! I understand a little of what you're going through!
    I love your tree!

  7. gorgeous!
    I find myself in your shoes. Christmas trees always seem to calm me down.
    I also have trouble spending money! it I believe it's worth it.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. I love all the christmas decorations! looks amazing!

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  9. love this

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