Hallmark Christmas movies. Best Christmas Party Ever has been my favorite this year.

The Civil Wars on repeat. + Mariah McManus Christmas album.

That how others view me or how I'm treated does not define who I am. Holding onto these words: "The world tells you many lies about who you are, and you simply have to be realistic enough to remind yourself of this. Every time you feel hurt, offended, or rejected, you have to dare to say to yourself: ‘These feelings, strong as they may be, are not telling me the truth about myself."

More dark chocolate than I should.

Excited that I get to surprise my parents by spending an extra week in Tennessee. We have two additional days off at work for the holidays, so I changed my flight and will be spending 15 DAYS in Tennessee. I repeat, HALF A MONTH IN TENNESSEE!