I think it happens to me every year no matter how much I try to avoid it. I get in the mood for Christmas about a month and a half too early and by the time the season rolls around, I'm just about ready to be done with the whole thing. Not this year though. I'm going to avoid it and I'm going to tell you exactly why.
I need it.
It's been a crazy year and there's nothing I need more right now than a reason to be joyful even though it's getting colder and getting to work is going to be harder and my gas mileage is going to be worse.
The year hasn't even been that awful, just hectic. I've worked four different jobs so far this year and moved once and spent more money on utilities and bills than I ever have in my entire life.
It's about time to celebrate something. Anything.
Thanksgiving just doesn't quite do it for me either. It has nothing to do with the history of the holiday or what it means now. I just don't care that much. Turkey and the parade (yes, not football, stop judging me) are all it really means to me.
That and shopping for Christmas. I love buying other people presents. I don't like paying for them, but I pretend that part isn't real. That's what credit cards are for, right?
So I'm going to be merry and jolly and everything that comes with it just because it's what I want to be feeling.
Who's with me?