With the amount of stress this year has provided me with so far I have been extra excited about putting up my Christmas tree this year. After all it is my first tree with my boyfriend while living on our own. Normally I wait till December to put the tree up, but this year I have been needing some extra cheer so I decided to get it done early (hence the picture haha!) There is something about sitting on the couch with tea or hot chocolate and a book beside a glimmering tree that is a source of instant relaxation for me. I am also looking forward to the many Christmas light adventures ahead in the next month and hopefully a snowshoeing adventure as well. There is something about this season that brings on a feeling of joy and positive change and I am really hoping these feelings stay for a while and I am able to grow and start the new year with a fresh positive state of mind.