Tuesday, December 8, 2009

With Christmas time quickly approaching it has gotten me thinking about a lot of things. The most obvious of them being Christmas! I can't BELIEVE it's almost Christmastime again! I remember when I was growing up it felt like YEARS between each Christmas and yet my parents would always say "I can't believe it's Christmas time AGAIN already!". Now, I'm the one saying it.

Another thing that I've been thinking about is how this is going to be my first Christmas not living at home. Although last year I had an apartment I was actually moved back into my parents house by mid-December. My roommate and I picked out the perfect place for a Christmas tree the day that we moved into our apartment way back in January of this year so, needless to say, we are looking forward to getting a tree.

Another thing that I've been thinking about though is how tight money is this holiday season. One of my favorite things ever is giving gifts, especially gifts that you know someone is going to love. Unfortunately this holiday season, I'm not sure I'm really going to be able to do that. I've even joked to some of my friends that this Christmas I can't even afford to MAKE gifts. Haha. We'll see... hopefully I come up with something special (and easy on my wallet).

Lastly, the other thing that has been on my mind is how 2009 is coming to a close. It was this time last year that I was finishing my last and final semester at CSUF and getting ready to face the "real world". Sadly, not much has really changed since then. I had these grandiose ideas for my future and what I was going to do, none of which have really happened (yet). Don't get me wrong, I'm SO happy with SO many things right now. I have GREAT friends that I don't know WHAT I would do without, I have a loving and supportive family, I LOVE where I live (but when you're a block from the beach, how could you NOT??) and I have more fun that I should most of the time. Truth be told though, I'm working a meaningless job even though I have a bachelors degree and am more than qualified for dozens of other jobs, this economy has really taken a dump on the job search for me. I have gotten to the point where it has really started to get under my skin to have to answer the age old question "What are you doing with your life now?". And that is why, I am making it my quest to claim 2010 as MY year. I am a firm believer that you make your own destiny. If there is something that you want you have to go out and get it. I am so happy in so many aspects of my life there is no reason that I shouldn't be in ALL aspects. So, with that said, I hope that 2010 is ready to get rocked by me because honestly, I don't think it stands a chance ;)

Shea

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