5×5 for the 25th

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

While I hope all of y’alls latter, colder months have been spent wrapped head to toe in ultimate holiday cheer, this holiday season is feeling a little less festive for me — it’s the first one I haven’t spent with any of my immediate family, or truly celebrated in any way (sounds depressing, geez). And not that dear hubs Steve isn’t familia, but celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas growing up had its traditions: small (or sometimes big), intimate family gatherings, where we all dressed up and spent the day cooking, watching movies, playing games, eating, drinking, and being merry. This year, I spent Thanksgiving on a plane, went to Best Buy for some pre-funk Black Friday shopping as soon as I landed, ate dinner at Denny’s because it was the only place open (after I rode there in the trunk of our friend’s car because the new 50 inch TV took up the entire back seat), and concluded the day with some good ol’ Netflix and chill (heh, heh) with Steve. And well, as far as Christmas goes… we ain’t got no tree, we ain’t got no family, and we ain’t got the day to celebrate it anyway, because Steve has been at work since 2 pm (go back and re-read that in a Smokey from Friday voice, please).

But you know what, that’s okay. Steve and I spent all night yesterday watching Christmas movies, and I’ve pretty much continued that on in to today… with a big ole’ bottle of Pinot Grigio and some good ole’ fashioned Dunkin Donuts. The gym is closed, I don’t have work, and I have nobody around, so I’m essentially forced to sit down and zen into the self-care realm, which is proving to be pretty amazing. It’s a Merry Christmas indeed.

And so in the spirit of things, I thought it’d be fun to do a 5×5 things about me post, 25 tid-bits for the 25th of December!

life is good

Surprise: this post will be written in proper, educated, upper and lower case grammar. Shocker! Little did you expect, I do know how to write like an actual human being (I took typing classes for two years during school and used to take those ‘how many words can you type in a minute’ challenges online all the time… for fun). For some reason, when I’m typing for my blog, my go to is all lower-case, probably because it reminds me more of free-flow writing like you would in a journal — just write, don’t look back. But I recently finished Anna Kendrick’s book Scrappy Little Nobody and I. Am. Inspired. Totally in love with her. It’s official. She’s beautiful, she’s sassy, she’s intelligent, she’s witty. I adore her. And she writes with proper grammar. So I thought — why the hell shouldn’t I!

the big 22

HI! been. a. while……….. amiright.

there is so much i want to share. so so much. i’m cringing at how long it has been since i’ve last posted — eeeek. i am truly sorry. i have started three blog posts since last writing and every time, i have gotten completely distracted and the posts have (obviously) yet to come to fruitation. and now the list of things i want to share and talk about is so long i’ve decided i need to come up with a buffer post while i finish churning out all my thoughts for that one. *sigh* ya girl really needs to start keepin up.

but i digress. i’m breaking the dry spell now, and that’s what counts. last week i celebrated my 22nd birthday (with plenty of sushi and champagne… and maybe a touch too much titos), and while twenty-two still pretty much feels the exact same as twenty-one, this fresh start has me all inspired to sit down and reflect on the changes and goals i want to focus on during this next ride around the sun. that being said… i present to you my list of twenty-two — 22 things i want to focus on, remember, work through, and achieve during this year.

*forewarning* this post is much longer than i intended it to be, but there’s no way in hell i’m editing it, because well, i like what i said. and i think you will too. so… keep reading 😉