Yes, it’s that time of year again. John Lewis is tugging at our heart strings, and the shops look like a war zone. It can only be Christmas.
I for one, have mixed opinions on the holiday season. Before you call me a Grinch or a Scrooge (which tbh, I am, so go for it), I don’t mean I hate Christmas. Not at all. I love the idea of it. I love the joy and the pretty lights and buying things for those I love. As much as I love to treat myself, I like to treat those around me just as much. I also love the food. Aww yesss, food is good.
However, the thing about this time of year I’m not so crazy about is the let-down. There’s so much stress and build up and craziness over these couple of days that always turn out exactly the same as the year before. There’s family drama, it gets boring as the day drags on, you get too full on crap and chocolate that you can’t even fully enjoy the turkey (sorry, veggies and vegans!). That sounds pessimistic of me but it’s true and you know it.
I like the idea of Christmas, but I’m not a big family girl. My family isn’t family-oriented, if that makes sense. We don’t talk about much or know much about each other, we just share some blood. So Christmas isn’t the most enjoyable, as most years I would rather be having fun with my friends than these strangers who happen to be related to me.
All of this sounds super depressing so for that I’m sorry. What I’m trying to get across is that if you suffer the holiday blues as I do (not to mention any sufferers of S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) who really struggle this time of year) then you’re not alone. And it’ll soon be over, so just ride it out, and life will get back to grey soon, the lights will come down and we’ll get on with it! So just keep your heads up, and stick a smile on, it might not be as bad as you think!