Have you ever noticed that when you talk to little toddlers who barely know how to talk, they use two marking stones as measurements of time? Christmas and their birthday. Which is actually a wonderful way to keep track of time, measuring time based on when you received your last present. I love that part.
Once it hits November 1st, the TV is filled with Christmas movies, commercials and shows. People start making their holiday plans and start their holiday shopping that early. Everyone starts decorating early and picking out their trees.
Things really pick up on Black Friday, that’s when the holidays start to get serious, but for the most part we all start to get in the mindset for Christmas, or whatever holiday you choose, around the end of October.
Okay, after all of that build up and preparation (which this could just be a result of being an adult) am I the only one who finds the actual Christmas day to be extremely anticlimactic?
I mean, the morning when we open presents are really great, but then afterwards there is nothing to do. Everywhere is closed. It’s like it’s Sunday, but worse.
But here is the thing that always gets me, what happens now? The holidays are over.
We spend so much time building up to something. People stop working as hard, there are no jobs being posted, people are more focused on the holidays than anything else. College stops. Then we have the anticlimactic event which leaves me dissatisfied in bed. Now what?
It could just be that I don’t have a job anymore, but I feel like we are all just sitting around waiting for the next event to look forward to.
I guess we could all look forward to New Year’s, but that has never been a super great “holiday” for me. I don’t even think we can call that a Holiday. It is just more of time passing. Celebrating that the Mayans didn’t kill us.
I don’t know, I am just complaining about the fact that I am bored and I feel stagnant at this moment. Yes.Follow @corzgalore