Sunday, 24 December 2017

'Twas The Night Before Christmas... // #blankthoughts

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.’


This is the first verse of the classic Christmas Poem, and it's a favourite of mine. I can remember listening to this poem in assembly and being no older than 7 years old and feeling the excitement of Christmas crawl/tingle up through my back, so much so I wanted to scream and explode.

Now, at 20 years old I still feel that excitement, and it is probably more prominent now than it was back then.

When you’re a child you believe in the fantasy until it wasn’t cool or you found out where the presents really came from on Christmas Eve. However, sometimes you still get to live in that excitement for several years due to your family set up. I’m an only child and was one of the youngest in the younger generations in my family, which meant as soon as I knew *no spoilers*, the excitement was gone. Sure, my family ‘situ’ naturally changed as I got older which meant for a couple of years we got to have the ‘Christmas magic’ with my then step-sisters, and you would think the realism of having two Christmas’ is the best thing, but honestly it is the biggest drama of them all!

As I’ve gotten older I’ve found myself wanting to believe in the magic of Christmas that little bit more, as well as take in every magical moment with my loved ones surrounding me, so that these little moments can overlook the dramas that are happening in ’normal life'.

And that’s why I feel like I really need to take in the excitement of this magical time of year, I put pressure on myself to blog everyday throughout this month so that it was another positive to look back on at the end of the month- and so far so good!

Remember, get an early night tonight else you’ll end up on the naughty list!

Beki x

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