Monday's post was very negative and listed the things I dislike about Christmas. However I want to make it very clear - I don't completely hate Christmas. I don't feel as excited this year. It could be because it doesn't feel as cold, or that I feel I've only just moved; it could be getting older or it could be the fact I'm working Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
10 things I love about Christmas:1. Presents
Yes I'm still a total child! I've had to stop myself opening presents from two of my friends as they posted them.
I love being greedy, and it's the one time Mum doesn't lecture me about how I will feel bad about it
3. Day off
It's a nice day off that you can spend off, where neither parents are stressing, and I can be with them
4. No pressure
There are no plans. I am not judged for staying my pjs most of the day!
5. Naps and time to chill
Sometimes I get to sneak off for naps (I am known to have one, sometimes two and maybe three once).
6. Irn Bru
I've banned myself from drinking it as religiously as I used to. Unfortunately my skin flares up so I like the occasional treat of it on Christmas Day. Most enjoy a bellyful of alcoholic beverages, not me. I don't actually tend to drink anything alcoholic on Christmas Day
7. The aftermath
I love what comes after Christmas. It is the start of organising things for the new year, writing goals and tidying away anything new you've received.
I know presents came first, but this comes in equal measure. I usually start Christmas shopping at the end of October or early November, so love when I can finally exchange gifts; see how much they like it; if they like it.
9. Time for reflection
As it sounds, time to reflect similar to point 7.
10. Coming together
So many families might be far in distance, but come together and celebrate.
10 things I'm grateful for this year:
1. My dogs
2. My friends
3. My family
4. My increasing confidence
5. A home (this time of the year makes me feel for those less fortunate)
6. Learning new hobbies e.g. blog, scrapbooking and more
7. Enjoying being single - no need to look, and learning to enjoy own company
8. My health
9. A job
10. Having everything I need in terms of possessions
10 things I hope for in 2017:1. Pass my driving test
2. Be the best Maid of Honour I can be for my close friend's wedding in August
3. Get a job in fundraising
4. Make a difference volunteering
5. Go somewhere abroad - preferably to visit my friend, Zara in Norway
6. Visit family who live further afield
7. Go to more gigs and events
8. Pursue more creative hobbies such as jewellery making
9. Start yoga properly again
10. Complete a charity challenge as discussed in yesterday's post here.
Hope you enjoyed this post. As you can probably tell, I love writing a good list! What are you looking forward to? Love to know!