And so it is Christmas time again. It always seems to come around so quickly year after year, and we are never really prepared anymore, nor does it even feel like Christmas much these days. Which brings me to wonder when were we ever ready for Christmas and what things had to happen for us to feel ‘christmassy’? Was it the Christmas carols and people singing them in local shopping centres? Was it being around family and feeling loved and giving love? Was it the big crowds in the shops full of people doing their shopping (both gifts and food)? Was it the weather and knowing that summer is upon us once again? Was it the preparation of deciding what to cook and where to go on the big day? Was it wrapping the presents and having a stack under the tree? Because I have all of that this year, and still, I don’t feel anything. I swear this is the least I have felt ready for Christmas. Though, admittedly I do seem to think that every year lately, so it’s nothing out of the ordinary. I think we all lost the meaning of Christmas somewhere along the line. I miss what is used to be. I miss buying presents for loved ones because they actually wanted/needed or genuinely deserved that particular item. Lately I feel Christmas is very much commercialised in the way of buying gifts for people just for the sake of it. I believe it is somewhat turning into the same level of ridiculous, business-related ‘holiday’ as Valentine’s day is. (Refer to a previous blog https://locolivia.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/olivias-take-on-valentines-day/) As a side note, I cannot believe that right now, word is correcting my grammar to read Valentine’s Day. With a capital “D”!! Incredible.
Ok, I actually didn’t begin writing this blog to bitch about Christmas time or anything of the sort. I merely wanted to reflect on my last 12 months, nay, last 6 months of my year before heading into the amazing 2012. I’m not going to lie; the last 6 months have been a big crazy mixture of boredom, fun, confusing, frustrating, exhilarating, strange, but of course memorable times that I will forever look back on and laugh, cry, ponder, smile, and (insert every and any other possible emotion you can think of). I learnt a lot about friends, family, life, love, music, money, time and not to mention, learning a lot about myself. I am extremely excited for the new year, something tells me 2012 is going to be my year to shine, to figure everything out, to go somewhere forward with my life, to make myself a somebody rather than a nobody. I guess it all starts due to the fact that I got into my preferred course at uni (UQ) and I have a push in the right direction to move forward with my life. So here’s to new beginnings. To change. To love. To life. To happiness. And I’d just like to say a quick yet MASSIVE thank you to all those amazingly wonderful people that have been involved in my life in the past 18 months, you have influenced me in more ways than you could imagine, and you’ve helped me grow to be an even better person than I already was 😉 cheers guys!
2012. Here I come!
May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year, and I hope to see all of you at some point in 2012 (before the world is meant to end of course! Ha.)