5 Thoughts You Have While Christmas Shopping

5 Thoughts You Have While Christmas Shopping

Christmas time is the best time of the year...I think.

Christmas time is the best time of the year. You get a couple weeks off of school, you get Christmas bonuses from work, and most of all you get to spend time with your loved ones. Christmas also means giving and receiving gifts. If you're like me you, try to avoid the mall at all times. But with Christmas approaching rapidly, I had to make a trip to the mall this past week. Here is a list of the top 5 thoughts I had while shopping.

1. Please don't touch me!

Literally people, it is not hard to say “excuse me” once in awhile. You know you just bumped into me, at least have the decency to apologize.

2. It costs how much?

Man, have things gotten expensive. I received my little sister’s Christmas list via text, and now I am currently selling my left kidney to afford the items.

3. Look how long that line is!

I am used to running into a store grabbing what I need, and checking out right away. Well, that doesn't happen this time of the year. I spent more time waiting in line than actually shopping.

4. Don't make eye contact, don't make eye contact!

I am usually a friendly person, and will talk to whoever is willing to talk to me, but those people in the middle of the mall passing out lotion samples really get to me. I do not have the time or energy to sit and let you tell me how your lotion is the best lotion in the whole wide world. I have stores to hit, and money to spend. And honestly, do I look the type of person that really cares about lotion?

5. Please shut that child up!

Again, I don't want to seem like a mega witch, but seriously the child is screaming. Here I am, waiting in line for 40 minutes, getting ready to blow my life’s savings, I'm sweating profusely, and now there is a child screaming. This is suppose to be the most magical time of the year, and all I want to do is get the hell out of there.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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I'm Keeping My Christmas Tree Up All Winter And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

It's the WINTER Season... ;-)


I think that my tree would not be considered Christmas-y if the ornaments are taken off and the lights are kept on. I think to just looks wintry. I am also keeping up decorations that say "let it snow", and I am keeping up any snowman without holly berries or presents in their hands.

The tree looks wintry in my opinion. It looks pretty with the lights and brings the room together. It gives off a warm ambiance, unlike that of fluorescent lighting.

I've taken all ornaments off except for gold snowflakes and I've left the silver tinsel garland on as well as the lights. It looks wintry to me still. I will probably be taking the whole tree down by the end of this month to prepare for Valentine's Day decorating. (Yes, I pretty much decorate my apartment for every holiday—sue me).

There's nothing like coming downstairs and seeing those lights sparkling.

Or coming inside from a dreary, rainy day outside and seeing them light up the room in a calm, warm, and comforting glow.

Or having a bad day, looking up, and seeing them shine.

It sort of makes me upset when I come downstairs and see that someone has unplugged them, to be honest.

I guess they don't see it as I do.

Pretty, twinkling lights forever!

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