Christmas Lights

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“Oh Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining”

Adolphe Adam

Being an expat (having moved from the USA over 12.5 years ago) I still find this time of year in Australia hard.

It’s not cold.
It’s not raining for 4 weeks straight.
It’s not dark.
The Christmas Trees look different.
It’s too hot to bake dozens and dozens of cookies.

But the one thing that I do love, is the growing tradition of people decorating their houses with Christmas lights. In fact, it’s something that we now make a tradition for our daughter. Pushing bedtimes, promising to go around and look at Christmas lights and putting Spotify on while we drive around.

Sometimes, it’s the little things. The traditional anchors. The ones which remind you of the good, connected and innocent times growing up as a child. Something that I want to pass down to my daughter as an anchor for her. The windows rolled down the wonder in her eyes, the gasps when Santa is riding around in a blow-up tractor on someone’s lawn.


I guess happy for me has changed. It’s a conscious decision to be present in the moments that we are afforded. So windows down, Frozen Fanta in hand and the awe of blow-up Christmas decorations glistening in the lights.

Mish xo

About Mish Pope

Mish is certified Life Coach and successful entrepreneur who has found her calling serving women looking to reduce burnout and increase their sense of joy, radiance, and adventure in their lives. She is passionate about empowering women to compassionately explore and work through areas of critical self-talk, perfectionism and burnout. She is also deeply committed to unearthing true freedom for herself and for women who are caught in the elusive trap of ‘hustling’ through life and business. As a recovering perfectionist, Mish creates space online, in-person and through writing to empower women to start their own journey of discovering their own sense of self, courage, radiance and flow in their lives.