Monday, January 7, 2013
Christmas is over. NYE is over. The presents are opened, the champagne is drunk, I have nothing to shop for anymore and truthfully, I am feeling a little depressed and empty.
Every year, it feels like the entire month of December is spent preparing for the holidays. Every extra second is used to finish the shopping, wrap the presents or prepare the menu. It's stressful and tiring, but exciting at the same time. Now though, it's over, and I don't know what to do with my spare time.
I wish I could make the holidays last longer, like when I was school-aged and had weeks off for winter break. Weeks to eat Christmas turkey leftovers. Weeks to spend time with my family. Weeks to relax and be merry.
Do you feel the same? The emptiness of the holiday aftermath if you will? Has American commercialism made me feel this way or do I really just love the holidays that much? Tell me your thoughts! I need to know! At least we can look forward to Groundhog's Day?
Posted by Ashley Penman