It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready – Sarah Kay.
In a word: busy.
The blog has been lacking, especially after such a good productive month in November. I was blogging regularly, making sure I had lots of social media content in between working and having a life myself. However, it is now the sixth day of the month and this is the very first blog post that I have had time to write… or, made time to write. My evenings have been filled with watching Christmas films on Netflix and sleeping.
I never planned to do blogmas this year. It is far too stressful, especially when you can’t think of original ideas for posts because everyone has done the XYZ gift guides (although keep your eyes peeled for said gift guides), what’s on their Christmas tree, their favourite Christmas films and everything else to do with Christmas. You don’t need to hear them from me, and I don’t have the time to make it sound interesting in a blog post. Nevertheless, I did want to have a fab start to the December blog posts, but then life got in the way and I spent the first weekend having the absolute best time wandering around Christmas markets, having a slap up meal and going climbing for the first time in over a decade! I finally learnt to live in the moment for once. I want to be doing more of that this month.
With every spare chance I get, I want to be watching Christmas films, drinking hot Ribena and hot chocolate, and stuffing my face with cheese and chocolate. It is the festive season after all! I do want to continue with the new content and end Fayebeline on a content high, as well as do interesting things in my life so I can share the interesting things on here. I also want to read. I know I’m not going to fulfil my goal of thirty books – a little bit devastated about this, but I have at least two more I want to get finished before the end of the year… and before my new books on Christmas Day *insert Speak No Evil monkey emoji x 10*.
It is a manic time in the world of retail. I may go on and on about this, but unless you work in retail, or have done, you don’t understand that we have Christmas Day off and that is it. People in offices are lucky with their week or fortnight off to spend with loved ones, getting merry on mulled wine and prosecco and not working through the hangovers the next day. I am not bitter, just honest… maybe a tiny bit bitter. I have made a vow to not get extra drunk on Christmas Eve this year and ruin my only day off over the significant Christmas period to therefore spend it dying under a blanket after waking up still pissed, opening my presents. I feel like I’ve grown up a little bit now (finally, after 26 years) to embrace a sober Christmas and wait until New Year’s Eve to have my party time… and probably suffer in work the next day. We work hard to make sure you get your Christmas presents all sorted, and I praise those who have finished their Christmas shopping already BTW! I need to finish mine, send people the money I owe and get them all wrapped in a neat little bow…
That is basically what my December looks like. I am full of the Christmas spirit, but it leaves me every so often when I look at the dull weather, or wish I could stay in bed for the entire day. I keep thinking about next year too, and how different it will be… I’ll be having that Christmas week off for a start!
What does your December look like?
Love, Faye xo