Yes, I love Christmas. Not just the getting presents part because I love shopping for Christmas and birthday gifts, but I also love the atmosphere and the songs and the movies and the overall spirit. I love baking cookies, watching the snow fall, decorating the Christmas tree and last year I even started singing carols (though I wasn’t any good at it). But there are still two weeks left till Christmas and for me that means two weeks of intense school work. I am in physical pain right now!
All I want to do is chill and eat candy and read books that have been on my tbr pile for way too long, but do I get to do that? Nope. A big fat NO SIREE. All my professors have jointly decided that December is the month for projects. I mean some of them are actually really interesting but they take a lot of time and then there are these other assignments (a long paper on some random topic, I honestly don’t know what we’re supposed to write) and it’s all just too much!
December is one of the best months of the year but I’m more stressed than I’ve been in the last couple of months. True, some of that is due to my procrastination skills (I am a master of that) but then there are these last minute assignments that make me wanna scream and shout “I don’t have time, you fool!”. Anyhow, I am counting down days till Christmas break. Funny enough I only have six more days of actual classes left but a tone of work to do at home.
I had such lovely plans of reading my way through December. What an idiotic idea. I’ll be happy to read for a week during the holidays. And I already planned on reading Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon because reading Outlander series has sort of become my Christmas tradition. And I already know Santa will bring me The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman so that is next on my reading list! ?
This post is so not fun and I realise that. Sorry that I keep on ranting; I just tend to feel better if I write things down. I’m currently listening to Silent Night on youtube and I can already smell the Christmas spirit. Not yet, though. Not just yet. I haven’t been posting regularly on my IG account because I wasn’t at home during the week and I didn’t take enough photos on weekend to last me for the week. I’m planning on hosting a little photo shooting tomorrow to make up for that. Because apparently I don’t have anything else to do.
I hope you’re all doing better than me and enjoying this beautiful and festive month. What are your plans for Christmas and New Year’s Eve? I’m spending Christmas with my family and New Years’ with my best friend. Or maybe I’ll just stay at home and have a movie night by myself. I honestly don’t care about New Year’s Eve. It’s too commercialised for my taste. Besides there’s nothing better than being tucked under a soft blanket watching your favourite movie. Unless there’s chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better.
Enjoy your weekend and have fun for me as well! I’ll be stuck indoors, writing my paper (or trying to write it at least).