Apologies for the lack of stories in the past week or so. Work has been on-going and draining of any inspiration or ideas. When I'm not at work, I sleep, eat or catch up with Vlogmas. Not being able to think creatively means that I can't really write the way I'd want to, and relevant memories are just not getting back to me.
So instead of wasting your time on something that would make no sense and irritate me as a writer, I took this quick photo today and I'm adding a story to it before I leave for work, as I simply can't get be more behind with this project 😂
I think that when it comes to Christmas, the season of gifts, you'll find two types of people - givers and receivers. And I know withour a doubt that I am a 100% giver. Ever since I've had a little bit of money to my name, I'd spend it on others. I remember my parents always saying 'just don't buy us anything' before I'd go on a trip somewhere, and it's probably the one rule I'd always break.
I treat myself to things I want or need, but in December I get into a real Santa mode. I make a list with ideas for my whole family, pore over diy gifts for weeks and write mini-letters on each tag with an elaborate explanation of 'why I got you this'. Last year, my Mum nearly cried when she saw how much space in my tiny suitcase was devoted to presents, as she believed me packing only one dress so I could fit all of my gifts was a proof of love. And if you know me and my obsession with dressing up, you'll see it was indeed.
Although I love giving so much more than receiving, I appreciate the thought that goes into gifts that people get for me, an example being this handmade Christmas tree my lovely friend from work Wioletta made for me and Kris. I was complaining about not being able to find a small tree for our flat, and she offered to make this for us. It filled my heart with so much warmth, because we barely know each other but she did something lovely for me, and as it's her passion making these - also for herself. Giving and receiving go together, and can bring an equal amount of joy - try and do both this year 🎄🎁🎄🎁