Christmas Eve once again, places to go - people to see, exciting things going on! So many babies will head off to bed tonight with sweet visions in their heads of the man in a red suit, hoping that when they wake up they will have succeeded in convincing Santa that they really were good all year... really. And I can think of a few grownups that might be hoping the same thing, yeah, you know who you are.
Christmas is definitely not my favorite time of the year and never has been, too much stuff going on, it's like living in a hurricane for months before it actually happens, makes me want to crawl in bed and pull the quilt over my head until it's over. So much chaos and drama over one single day? Really? And then before you know it, it's over and the let down sets in, until it starts all over again next time.
As for me, I'd rather bask in the excitement and anticipation of what the new year will bring! So many new experiences to be had and memories to be made, a chance to start over fresh every single year - how awesome is that? I wonder how many new friends I'll make, new things I'll learn, new places I'll go. I have finally opened my eyes to the fact that the whole world really is my oyster, to do with as I please, my life is my own and so is happiness, should I choose to embrace it. Coming into my own was painful as hell, but I did it and am so ready to take on the world and whatever it brings my way! But I won't sit and wait for it to happen anymore, I'm getting out and grabbing it for myself and any little (or big) unexpected surprises that I happen to find along the way will only be icing and sprinkles on the cupcake.
Here's to icing and sprinkles, the things that make life so worth living!!!
I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas, and that you find yourself surrounded by people that you love. And if by chance you happen to be spending it alone - lucky you, you have the whole day to spend doing absolutely anything you want!! Just make sure it's something that makes you happy.