I still remember when I was a kid that whenever someone mentions that Christmas is fast approaching, I can’t help but smile in anticipation. It was a joy to hang Christmas decorations and lights together with my family. During Christmas Eve the entire family gathers together to celebrate, play, sing songs and talk about what happened for the past year. It was really a joyful thing.
But now, I don’t think so.
This time of year, I often go bonkers, I mean crazy. And I believe a lot of people do so and it isn’t their fault. It’s just the holiday season driving us mad.
The holiday season would always drive me mad. It is a very busy season full of crazy schedules and strict deadlines from work. There’s also the crazy traffic. The rude people. The terrible shopping experience. The long lists. The budgeting. The pressure from parents and relatives.
And sometimes, I realize I am not ready for Christmas. I haven’t decorated yet. I don’t have a Christmas tree. I haven’t prepared greeting cards. I don’t even know what to buy as presents. Worst of all, my parents are coming for the holidays and there’s nothing for Christmas dinner… or breakfast.
Ahh! The joy of Christmas… it really drives me mad.
I really envy kids. They are too innocent and have eyes full of joy and expectations. I wish I could go back as a kid and truly enjoy Christmas without any worries. But sad to say, that is an impossible thing. As an adult, I just have to accept this fate. This season will always drive me insane.