I’m back at it. Swinging into the things, setting alarm clocks and home school lessons, and forcing myself to walk or run or something each morning. Being reminded that even though I lost a lot of friends to the terrible ailment of immigration, there are still some pearler people here in my city.
So in the midst of the annual start of a year, here is a holiday reflection from me to you:
There were days of rest, aka complete lack of movement.
There were days of pools and tans and watermelon, and pretty much living my ‘basic girl’ life (hashtag peace sign)
There were days of Christmas music playing in the background, and Christmas mince pies making the house smell delectable, and cheesy Christmas movies on the TV (reminder to you Northern ‘Hemispheresers’ that we, below the equator, celebrate a summer Christmas)
Beach walks, evening runs, delicious breakfasts, shopping trips and family dinners were ‘smooshed’ in between to make the days seem longer and happier and ‘holiday-yee.’
I got to see friends that I don’t get to see during the year, and family that make me happy. I got to hang out with the coolest younger brother who can make me cry laugh, who is a mean hoola hooper and who will dance with me for hours if the right music is playing (which it always is when we’re around)
At the end of the holiday, we decided that it was about time that my coastal parents met my inland boyfriend (there’s a bigger separation between these groups than you might think). So I spent my last happy days entertaining him, and watching my family grow to like him. (can we all breath a unanimous sigh of relief).
To end off my fantastic walk down December holidays lane and photo journey, Boyfrand and I drove back to our respective city. He had to drive the whole way while I cried the whole way. Yes, you read right, I couldn’t stop my fat tears from rolling down my cheeks as I said goodbye to the family and the city that I love most in the world. (The whole ‘doing nothing- but always having food- swimming ad hoc- never having to drive anywhere- end of holiday feels’ may also have been a partial reason…)