Dear Future Husband,
What does success look like to you? I’m assuming that you are SUPER successful, because you’re most likely in your 30’s and have been SO focused on advancing your career that you haven’t had time to find me yet.
But I ask that pertinent question because I’m facing a SERIOUS success-defining dilemma this week. You see, according to Facebook, on March 30, 2014, I defined the metrics for success:
“Success = taking the Christmas tree down before Easter”
As you are probably aware, Easter is THIS COMING WEEKEND. And, while the entire Christian community is celebrating the death and resurrection of our Savior, I am, apparently, still SUCCESSFULLY celebrating His birth. Yes, my Christmas tree is still up. And decorated. Please don’t judge me.
It’s not so much that I LOOOOOOOVE Christmastime. Don’t get me wrong…I really do. I am a meticulous gift wrapper and an impeccable seasonal decorator. I could give Martha Stewart a run for her money…as long as we are only competing for the Christmas title. As mentioned above, I’m lucky if the house is devoid of yuletide in time for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s and Easter.
And it’s not that I’m lazy. It takes HOURS and DAYS to put those decorations up. Which means it will take HOURS AND DAYS to take them down. And ain’t nobody – especially Ima – got time for that.
Instead, I’d like to think that I’m efficient. You see, if I can keep the tree up just a liiiiiitle bit longer, I can claim that I’m on the ball and AHEAD of the game. That certainly sounds like success to me.
PS. In order for this to work, I need you to be OK with decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving…touchy subject for some, I know.