Why Christmas Should Not Be About Presents

Eleven years ago on the day after Christmas my parents told us they would be separating and in that moment the world that I, as an eleven year old, knew collapsed. It took many years for Christmas to resemble something more than just the period that had broken up my family. Christmas used to be about eating with family, playing board games and just laughing and talking in general. But for the first years after the separation the joy of the holiday was clouded by sadness. As I was dealing with the aftermath, the holiday itself started to get more commercial every year. Soon having the biggest tree became more important than time spend with family. More than anything the size of the pile of gifts laying under that same humongous tree started to matter most.

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I Did a Thing

Where’s she been? And who am I? That’s a secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me! XOXO Gossip Girl

I know I have been m.i.a. the past few weeks and I think that I have pretty good reason. Ever since classes began, and my board year as well, I have been struggling with the flu. I have had a cold now for over four weeks  and basically I have not had any rest in the past few weeks which has resulted in me not fully recovering. Every spare minute I have had I have either spend a sleep or doing my coursework so I am so sorry for not being able to post anything till today.

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