This week has been pretty rough on me. My work ate me alive and didn’t even let me live. It was awful. Sometimes I feel like there’s too much on my plate but I just remind myself that I need this job and (even if I feel tired 80% of the time) I do enjoy what I’m doing.
I did my holiday shopping on Friday (December 21). While I was going around in circles inside Uniqlo, I felt empty. I’m trying to live a more sustainable/practical/minimalist lifestyle but I’ve been raised with the kind of mentality where the holidays don’t make sense if you don’t have gifts to give. I was torn. I wanted to give meaningful gifts but everywhere I look I see things that are low quality or are just for the Christmas rush.
I want to give time, effort, and love to the people that matter the most to me. However, I just don’t know how to do that. I’m already busy as it is, how can I squeeze bonding time? (But really, that’s the whole point of a meaningful gift, right?)
I feel like I’m rambling.
Now that I’m older, I look at the holidays differently. I still like giving gifts but I want to give myself more – if you know what I mean. Here’s a Spotify Christmas playlist that I thoroughly enjoyed this year.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Hug your loved ones for me.