I Must Confess…The Truth About Christmas
So it’s finally December and we can now give in to the Christmas hype that seems to have been around since September, at least.
I swear it gets earlier and earlier every year.
I’ve been steadfastly trying to ignore Christmas this year. I’ve been more focused on our upcoming trip away and work and keeping Gilbert as stress-free as possible as the year draws to a close. I suppose I won’t be able to ignore it for much longer though…
I must confess my relationship with Christmas this year is complicated.
On one hand, I always look forward to Christmas. The beauty of carols, the fun of presents, the wonder of Santa, the extra social gatherings and the general good will that marks Christmas is infectious and makes my heart sing. It never gets old – I guess I am a big kid at heart.
On the other hand, the rush of engagements, the stress of changing routines, the fight for carparks, the crowds at shopping centres, juggling work and end of school commitments and the struggle to find the right present makes this time of year rather challenging. Which is why I’ve been putting my Christmas plans off as long as possible.
I suspect I’m not the only one who has mixed feelings as the silly season moves into top gear. But a part of me does wish Christmas could uncomplicate itself, just for one year.
I must confess I just want to soak up the wonder and enjoy it all again, without the worry, stress and running around. Wouldn’t that be so much better than feeling conflicted and obligated and stressed?
How do you really feel about Christmas this year? Confess, share and feel better for coming clean as part of I Must Confess!
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