I’m not even sure where to start with this post because I can’t believe we’ve already made it through December (for the most part)! This whole month has been a blur of chaos and excitement! Let’s start with the fact that I got to spend the month of December with one of my best friends who is now my roommate – Lauren. Without this chickadee by my side this month I for sure would have been crying in the fetal position in my hotel bed more than once. BUT, thankfully we made ourselves our own little Christmas with the room that we have by putting up a lovely wall Christmas tree made of garland and topped it with the only 2 ornaments we have thanks to Momma Bosko.
Aside from my little Christmas room in Toronto, I was thankful that the hotels I stayed at provided me with enough of a Christmas vibe to get me through the holidays without crying which is always a plus! I’ve realized that Christmas means a lot of different things for me this year. I learned that it means having the holidays out of your suitcase (literally… I flew around like Santa with a suitcase full of presents). It means rushing around after my flight lands anxiously looking for my dad and step-mom to take me back to their house for as much of a normal Christmas Eve by the tree as you can cram into a couple hours. It means having my mom drive from Cornwall to Ottawa armed with home cooked food and my cat so we can spend Christmas night cozied up in my hotel room during a short layover.
I definitely wasn’t ready for Christmas to hit this year. There wasn’t any snow on the ground, I was sleeping in hotels the entire time, I wasn’t waking up to my family. Everything was different yet somehow I was lucky enough to see my family and friends during the holidays and make the most of it and it turned out to be the perfect Christmas. Now, aside from the chaos of Christmas, there is so much to look forward to in the next couple days and I say goodbye to 2015. Ready for it? Lauren and I are moving into our very own grown up apartment! Equipped with a whole 2 bedrooms! Let’s be real though, after sleeping in the same futon in a shoebox of a room for the last couple months, it’s going to be hard to sleep in my own bed. I’m beyond excited and also a little stressed at how quickly we’re going to have to pack up and move New Year’s Eve (what did we get ourselves into?!). Even though I’ll still be living out of boxes for the next couple weeks – I mean what are a couple more weeks after almost 4 months? – the idea of starting 2016 with such a huge change and fresh start is just so damn exciting. I read something the other day that said, “Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.” That’s exactly what 2016 is going to be for me.