I have never experienced such a jaw droppingly astounding abundant year in terms of gifts I have been lucky to receive.
Over the festive season I like to give gifts to a selected group of people whom are special to me and I like to cook. These are the elements of ‘family’ that I enjoy and feel comfortable with.
I didn’t grow up in a big family and my Mum and I have mostly been the two of us. This year has been odd in the absence of A. Although I see him, he is still a part of my life – things aren’t what they were. I spent a big chunk of 2011 feeling really sad about that but now I have started to accept things as they are.
He will always be a family member to me and no matter what; I will always consider him to be my father, even though we aren’t biologically tied to one another.
His gifts he left for me were very thoughtful and one thing was an iPad which I have wanted for ages, as I don’t always like carrying my laptop around and sometimes I mostly do things that are on social networking sites and basic emailing.
I thought it would also be nice to use when I travel as well.
Which brings me to my next amazing gift…never in my wildest dreams did I think I would end up having an iPad from my Dad and then my girlfriend giving me a trip to Japan.
I am still speechless. I keep thinking I am in some sort of dream only I have showered in that time and dosed up on lemsip as I have a super stinky cold which isn’t ideal but will do my best to shift it as I have had it for over 4 days now and it’s getting boring and more and more congested.
I do feel like a little child again, such as wondering how I am going to be able to sleep with the excitement I am currently experiencing but I know I will. It’s also going to be amazing to spend New Year in another place.
Last year we were enchanted by what New York had to offer, but Tokyo will be unforgettable. Since I was about 10 I always wanted to go to Japan. I was intrigued by the people, culture, food, rituals, technology, landscape…you name it I found myself intrigued by it.
I am so excited thinking about what I will see and what I will do. Traveling is something intrinsic to what I like to do. I would rather stay in for a month and save to go to another city rather than just go out for the sake of going out. I do make an effort to catch up with my friends but have found that there are times and places in which everyone can see one another without it being expensive.
Still aside Japan and a little weekend trip planned for my anniversary in early February I am unsure as to where my feet shall go in 2012. There are lots of things to do domestically so it will be far from a dull year. I am also looking forward to just seeing what happens without knowing what exactly it is.
Have started thinking about my resolutions and will start putting my goals into motion over the next couple of week as I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by!
Few more days and then it’s 2012.
I feel like it was only a couple of months ago I was in last Christmas.