Post Christmas feels here I come
When it comes to Christmas you can compare me to the stereotypical American girls/moms/whoever gets into intense Christmas spirit. I absolutely adore Christmas, without a doubt. I find so much joy in this cosy, calm and loving time of the year and if you know me personally, I’m pretty sure this is nothing new to you. There’s nobody but me walking around with an ugly Christmas Sweater and a big fat smile on the face, is there?
This year was a bit different anyhow, which I find really upsetting. See, I’m such a Christmas freak, that I usually even find joy in the stressful pre Christmas season (no shame at all). Unfortunately I lost myself in the constant „Christmas stress“ this year too, that I didn’t even realize my unfinished decorated mini Christmas tree in my bedroom until after Christmas (now I do feel ashamed!).
So, what happened?
What made Christmastime fly by without me even noticing it really? Why didn’t I drive anybody nuts this year, thanks to constantly hearing Michael Bublé (but also to all I want for Christmas and many more „classics“ 😉 ) in the background, decorating everything far too early and bursting with complete excitement? Life happened!
One big thing, which has been suffocating me for weeks was school. But not only me – everybody was dead ready for Christmas holidays! This and also the past month has been so busy, that I got completely off track when it comes to my beloved blog and other social media accounts. I know, the online world is not the most important thing (there is actually a blog post in the making concerning this issue), but I’m looking at the big picture here. Due to school I had so little time, that I couldn’t even post a freaking picture. So if I couldn’t do that, how on earth could I have enjoyed pre Christmas time even a bit? :O This saddens me, as this season is supposed to be so magical.
Another reason, which I don’t think should be ignored, is the ticking clock.
Time has passed and we are older now. We have reached a stage of life, where we can’t only enjoy Christmas anymore. We have to prepare, shop and organize… grown up stuff to be exact.
What I miss a lot about Christmas is the different feeling of excitement and joy, when we were 8 years old. Santa, who is always going to be real – we all know that – was depending on us to prepare a glass of milk with a cookie for him and some carrots for his reindeers Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Olive and… Rudolph for when he comes at night.
I remember, not being able to sleep one night from all the excitement and nervousness, but I also knew that if I don’t sleep, Santa won’t come… but I just couldn’t sleep… but then Santa won’t… Ohhh life has never been easy before, I know 😀
My question to you – what’s your favourite thing about Christmas? I’d love to know!
Let’s make next year a better one and bake more Christmas cookies, okay?
xxx, Laura May
thanks to Peter Scherb for the pictures!