So this post might not be what you want to read during this stressful time but then maybe you do!
Always. Always. Always, it seems like it takes forever to get to Christmas and then once December hits it runs right through to January. The slowing starts all over again. The part about Christmas time I hate the most is how fast it goes and how it seems like you don’t have enough time to get all the shopping or decorating done. I thought that since I’m finally done with school that I would have more time to plan for gifts and fun things.
But, APPARENTLY, as an adult it seems like you have way less time. Between working and sleeping, I don’t have time to go out for hours looking for a gift. Nor do I want to because everyone else is doing it too. I went into the mall the other day after watching a movie and it was packed full of people. Christmas shopping isn’t fun, it is terrifying.
Maybe that’s why I always enjoyed Christmas as a kid because I never understood what was really going on during this time. I was always enjoying the bright lights, happy music, and the drinking eggnog. I wish it was still like that. Where we didn’t have to run around like chickens without heads. We just enjoy the happiness that Christmas brings, instead of the perfect gift.
Because, like Christmas in my childhood, that’s not what it is about at all. Christmas is about drinking hot chocolate in a car ride with mom while looking at Christmas lights. Christmas is about hoping for snow but never getting it because you live in Southern California. Christmas is about remembering past Christmases and thinking about those who aren’t there anymore. Because…
Christmas is truly about love and about those you love.
Happy Christmas Season