Ramblings of a 30 something, navigating her way through this crazy world.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Blessings

So, this has been a rough year...hence the blog silence. I've wanted to escape here to let it all out, but, due to the situation, that would have been in pour taste. Hopefully, as this year comes to an end, I can take to the blog about this past year, in a healthier, more cathartic way.

Descending from soapbox...

Due to the aforementioned crap-tastic year, I was sullen and not looking forward to this holiday season.  I loathe change, and Thanksgiving/Christmas was going to look like nothing I've ever experienced before. Being the bratty youngest child that I am, I was most upset about no gifts from my parents this year. I know, that is completely shallow, and I am fully aware.  I spent most of the last 2 months complaining about that fact, and my gracious friends and awesome sister listened without slapping me across the face.  That is a true Christmas Miracle.

Among my ranting, the two items I most wanted for Christmas this year, other than a time machine, were a Michael Kors watch and a Le Creuset tea kettle.  My amazing friend Liz, and my incredible sister Holly somehow knew this and together, made it happen.  I burst into tears both times I opened the gifts, overwhelmed by their generosity, especially in light of my extreme selfishness. I began feeling guilty about my ranting, especially because presents are definitely not the reason for the season.

All that to say, I am grateful for the community and mish mosh family I have surrounding me in the craziness that has been this year.  I do not know how I could have survived the last 8 months without them. Family is not always the cookie cutter examples we see in our pop culture, but something that is organically made throughout years of doing life together.  I am grateful for my real family and our crazy mish mosh one, too.

Looking forward to a much better 2014, because seriously...it cannot go anywhere but up from here.

Until next time...