Do you know what I'm talking about? Like, magically at midnight on December 26th anything whatsoever even resembling Christmas makes you want to puke your guts out? Like, if I have to listen to one more freaking Christmas song, I'm going to go ballistic and rip someone's ears or possibly toes off? And if I even see a Christmas decoration I'm going to rip my own eyes out and stuff them in the garbage disposal (sorry that one was kind of gross).
Well, guess what? It didn't happen this year! I am still full of the Christmas Spirit. And it's January 4th. And now my New Years Spirit is raring to go, too. That's double the holiday spirit, people. Call the National Guard, or the Navy, or someone. I have been reminiscing over what might have saved me from the After Christmas Poo-Poo Letdown Massacre and have decided that it is entirely due to the fact that I refused to let myself get abducted by the Commercial Christmas Nazis that govern all methods of entertainment and advertising during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I did not buy one materialistic overpriced gift, did not purchase one single extraneous Christmas decoration, or participate in any gift swap of any kind. I spent time and love making presents for everyone I care about this season and they were more intrinsically valuable to me to give than I ever believed it would be for the people to receive them. That is awesome. I have stumbled on the answer and I will fall down flat on my face gladly year after year doing the same thing.
My Post Holiday Transcendence is also due in large part to the time we got to spend with our families this year. For the first time, I didn't feel rushed and anxious over attending everything possible and seeing everyone individually. We had lots of time to see everyone and spend good quality time rather than frantic holidays on crack time. I cannot believe it went by so quickly, but I also feel blessed to have had that much time to spend at home at all. Thank you to everyone who made our holidays special. We love you all dearly and value your friendships to no end.
Happy New Year.