Well, let me start off by saying Happy Christmas everyone and all the best for 2017! xo
If you didn’t have a great Christmas well then, that’s also okay. ❤️ Well done on getting through the day, it can be a tough one! Now it’s over and you don’t have to worry about Christmas anymore for another 12 months. You did it, you got through it.
Christmas has, for years been a notoriously tough time for me. As soon as Halloween hits, the ‘Christmas dread’ soon follows. I love the build up. I love the decorations and I love the general high spirits. I also LOVE Christmas eve!🍻 I just don’t like Christmas Day itself.
I think that Christmas has a lot of expectations around it. A perfect day, with lots of presents, food and a big, happy family to celebrate the day alongside. The only problem with this idealistic Christmas is that not everyone faces this perfect experience. Not everyone, has the luxury of ‘the perfect Christmas.’ And for those of us (and there are a lot of us) who don’t quite fit the mould of LOVING Christmas, it can feel like a really isolating time, and a very lonely time.
Like I said before, Winter isn’t a great time for me and my mental health. I suppose that doesn’t help my relationship with Christmas, but it has just been a really difficult day for me since about my 1st year of secondary school. Usually there’s a lot of tears around Christmas time, but this year was different for me.
College has been really busy, so Christmas flew in. I barely even noticed it coming. Dad and I decorated the house and it looked fab.
Like I said before, I LOVE Christmas Eve. and keeping with the tradition I met the girls in the pub for one or two. or three or four… I spent from about 7:30am on Christmas morning until about 1:30pm wrapped around the toilet (Sorry dad) and dinner was a struggle. Apart from that, dad and Sally loved their presents which made me really happy. I got a cool new iPod, we went to visit the neighbours and I laughed a lot. We also watched Harry Potter and dad got a little drunk on his own while I sipped on water and the occasional glass of orange juice, still feeling somewhat sorry for myself. Still laughing. I feel like I should be saying it was a shit Christmas, but it was actually one of the best I’ve ever had. In years anyway.
I think that because I was so hungover, we kind of broke the usual Christmas routine; Wake up, have brekky, open presents, watch TV, have dinner, watch TV, sleep. This sort of made the day feel less important and more of a chilled out, normal Sunday. There was no expectations. Maybe that’s why even though I was miserable, I had such a lovely day? Who knows! 😂😂😁🎄 I can honestly say that it was a really great Christmas.
I also know though, that a lot of people had it pretty tough this year. If that’s you then well done on hanging in there, and keep on keeping on. 💛
I suppose I just wanted to say Happy Christmas to everyone, and thank you all for reading my blog and for always being so kind. It’s something I really love doing and the fact that people take the time to read about what I have to say is a preeettyyy cool feeling. ✨
Onwards and Upwards.
Kimbo. X 🌸✨🌼🎄💛🎅