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Well, the holidays are HERE! I know it has been said before but this year flew by! So much has happened, I'll spare you the recap, for now. But really, this year has truly happened so fast. I don't know if it was the quarantine months that made time speed by or just the mere gravity of how life for so many of us has shifted. Nevertheless, we are here.
When I think of the holidays I have mostly fond memories. I think about spending time with my family in the South growing up. I also think about all of the laughter, good food and fun I had with my family in Maryland. All of those moments were pivotal in shaping how I have viewed the holidays until this point. Now as an adult with my own family, I now have the opportunity to curate fond memories around the holidays.
If I'm being honest though, being an adult during the holidays can be challenging. So much has changed. Now, instead of just sitting back and enjoying the fruits of someone else's labor (ie: my parents), I am now responsible for creating those same memories for my child. Don't get me wrong, it's fun but still it's all my responsibility now. Then I'm also faced with the realities of so many of my friends who may now be dealing with not so fond memories around the holidays. For some they have lost a parent, family member or just do not enjoy the holidays for various reasons. As a result, the holidays are extremely difficult. As a Queen Friend, my heart aches for them and I try my best to be there for them as well.
So do you see where I'm going? The holidays as an adult come laced with so many challenges even if there is still some child like fun sprinkled in somewhere. 'Tis the season right?
By now you may be asking "what are you saying Latina?"
Well, it's simple. 'Tis the season to be gentle with yourself. 'Tis the season to let go of all the expectations of past years and allow yourself to revel in the moment of time you find yourself in. 'Tis the season to explore all the emotions you feel during this season and to give yourself grace to do just that, feel. 'Tis the season to make new memories while being okay with leaving some old ones behind.
You have the power to curate the divine abundance and sacred energy required to enjoy this season. So however that looks for you, do THAT!
For me, I am determined to enjoy ALL of the happy moments life in this season has to offer. I am determined to curate happy memories and to not be afraid to have child like joy. I am determined to be ok with compartmentalizing old memories that may make me sad and unpacking new joy from new experiences and just being.
That's it, just BE! Allow yourself to do just that, BE. Live each moment not like it's your last, but as if it is your BEST moment.
'Tis the Season to go within. 'Tis the Season to go Beneath the Crown and really begin to unfold the layers of this season that keep you from experiencing your BEST moments.
Your loved ones who have transitioned would want you to be happy. Those old memories with that then special someone are just that, old memories. You have the power to curate this season and dream beyond your past experiences.
I am wishing you all a divine holiday season of sacred energy and abundance! 'Tis the Season!