Thursday, 28 December 2017

What I Got From Christmas // #blankthoughts

It's fairly common for anyone who views/reads the YouTube & Blogging scene to see 'What I got for Christmas' posts/videos filling timelines.

I would be lying if I said that I'm not going to mention things I received ever again, but that isn't the purpose of this post.

In the run up to Christmas I felt a lack of excitement. Being stuck in my room after a slightly serious bump to the head (I'm fine now-she says!) left me doing nothing for a week. I had planned to do some  so much in the way of festivities and Christmas shopping that I knew I would eventually feel the excitement I had been lacking.

I was wrong.

It was when one very special friend (you know who you are) made it clear that they were eager for my return home for many different reasons, that I realised why I wasn't feeling as festive this year as I had in previous years.

Without being pretentious, I knew that when I came home I'd have a purpose, there were places I needed to be, people I was desperate to see and presents I really needed to buy (oops). 
Sure, I've spent/will be spending many of those hours working (I'd sooner be working in Plymouth than London but that's another story!), but I still get to be in the heart of people I knew (and the angry Christmas shoppers who think I choose the company policies...)

 Unlike previous years where I'd let those around me 'influence' my ongoing love for Christmas, it was almost like I needed reminding of what I was coming home for, and from that moment onwards I couldn't wait to be home.

What I got from Christmas this year was a reminder of happiness, friendship and love, it is so easy to be distracted by the 'materialistic' items we all wish for (fyi there's nothing wrong with wanting/wishing for something), but sometimes a hug or a chat from someone dear to you is more than enough.

And to the very special friend, thank you for making this Christmas even more special 😚

Beki x

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