December 9th: Holidays!
There's something so ethereal and magical to me about Christmas. While it never was a religion thing, my mom created a winter wonderland in our house and always tried to make the experience the best one yet every time.
We had three Christmas trees and a porcelain Christmas Village. There was a constant background hum of holiday music and so many cookies that you always felt full, but they were so good you kept on coming back for more.
This is my first holiday with my own house and I'm ecstatic. I'm so ready to send Christmas cards and bake some of my mom's classic goodies and fill my own home with my particular brand of Christmas. And, instead of feeling overwhelmed, I feel like I'm blossoming.
I have done so much these past couple days that I didn't expect. I've gotten all my presents done, I've planned Christmas Cards, I want to do a bunch of bakes, it's all very exciting. And it's not just I arbitrarily set these expectations for myself, I just want to do them. I want to do all these things that I adore.
And it's even beyond Christmas. We've invited more people over, I invited a friend to the movies, and I've been applying to different job opportunities.
Even if the job stuff isn't just sorting out this second, things are moving forward. That's good and exciting, right?
Moreover, boy am I excited to make Peanut Butter Balls, Hershey Kiss Cookies, and Mint Chocolate cookies. Or to see people open their presents. Or to know people got cute cards from me. Or, beyond that, know that things are still churning and I will find my job evolution in time and my friend situation in ever-changing and growing as it will.
Better, boyfriend and I talked about maybe hosting his family Christmas next year, which would be super exciting.
I think there's something inherently soothing when it comes to traditions, and something even stronger in making traditions your own. It's probably why I'm riding such a high right now about it all.
I want to write bigger things about thing I want to talk about. Queer rhetoric in media, disability representation, the themes and symbolism in video games, hell, even just Christmas. I am so ready and waiting to evolve and I will happily bring you guys along for the journey in my blog.
Now, just gotta show people that I'm neat and they need to hire me. Super easy as a writer, right?
Yeah, cue the laugh track, but I'll get there.
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