12.26.2009

Looking on the Bright Side...

So another Christmas has come and gone and to my surprise, it wasn't that bad. Like at all actually. I thought that it was going to be a lot harder considering the recent break-up and all, but to tell you the truth, I'm feeling pretty good these days.

I spent a lovely Christmas morning with my mom and sister opening presents (digital camera, blackberry, Zara gift certificates AND my favorite perfume - I really can't be any happier right now), and then settled in for 2 days of great food, more gift exchanges, and general extended-family togetherness. To top it off, I didn't have to deal with one single awkward question about the ex from any of my curious family members thanks to my trusty old grand-mother and her beautiful big mouth. (Something which under normal circumstances never ceases to drive me insane, but in this case, happens to be very much appreciated.)

Anyways, as these last 2 days have gone by, I've done a lot of thinking, and I've come to the realization that spending the holidays alone (as in single, not alone alone) isn't my worst nightmare after all. It's quite the opposite in fact, with more advantages to it than disadvantages:

Cons:
- No date to holiday parties
- Nobody to cuddle up with at night
- Nobody to share those embarrassing family moments/ make fun of family with

Pros:
- No dilemma over which mom's Christmas dinner to go too
- Won't have to answer any of those awkward couple questions from nosy family members
- No stressing out over the perfect gift for him
- No date to holiday parties (wink wink)
- Endless opportunities to get "caught" under the mistletoe
- AND I no longer have to waste my hot new holiday dress on someone who's already seen me dress up a hundred times and therefore won't truly appreciate just how fierce it is/ I look

Obviously there are a few down sides to being single over Christmas/New Years, but it's nothing that can't be helped by friends, family, and a little alcohol black dress. I have the chance to do what I feel like doing - without having to think of anyone else - for the first time in a long time, so I'm might as well just enjoy that for the time being.

6 comments:

  1. Do you wanna swap that digital camera for some nice tartan PJs?
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  2. Surprisingly, I had a pretty pleasant Christmas myself. Still don't know what I'll do for New Year's Eve.

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  3. those are some pretty good pros and cons. sounds like you're handling things really, really well and you'll enjoy ALL the pros of being single. x

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  4. Those are some good pro's & con's , are you telling us readers that you dont miss him at all? I just read this blog today all of it and it seems you two had it going for a while, sorry to hear that it didnt last longer.

    And what about him how is he doing for a while back reading your blog it seems like he was the perfect guy or not bad at all :)?

    Sometime it sucks to be single and esspecially when a good man is around.

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  5. Word, sister. way to look on the bright side. I love it:)

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