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tis’ the season for nothing.

While responding to an e-mail asking what weekends I am free for a holiday get-together, I realized how truly lame my life is right now. I pretty much listed every weekend night in December as potential for me. Then, in an attempt to save my dignity, I added on “I am in the process of making some plans, so the sooner we figure it out, the better” HA! It’s really true though. I am trying to get some dates straightened out. Like what day my mom and I are going to get together to make Christmas cards. Yeah. OK. So, I have no job, which means I have no work party. And I guess I just don’t know too many people throwing holiday parties or anything this year. Or I’m just not invited to them. I feel like people are constantly talking about how busy this time of year is that they purposely make plans for before or after the holidays. Maybe? Or maybe it’s just me.

I know stuff will come up because it always does. But right now it feels strange to see my gCal so empty for the month of December. I don’t do well when my calendar is so empty.I like to at least have the illusion that I’m busy, busy. It keeps me motivated. And once I’m done with school, what am I going to do with myself. I need a job, like woah.

Too tired to continue. More later.

13 Responses to “tis’ the season for nothing.”

  1. Michelle Says:

    i know exactly what you mean. a close friend of mine THREE WEEKS AGO was talking about how she has every weekend booked with holiday parties/family stuff until christmas!! i was like yeah it gets so crazy this time of year. meanwhile my calendar is barren. lol

  2. Phantom Hater Says:

    Wow, you guys are losers. Haha, just kidding!

    I think people stress themselves out too much around the holidays organizing get-togethers and stuff. My mom is a good example. It should be a time for relaxation.

    I got asked out for a date for a holiday party. I’m all about it for the free food and drinks.

    Most of my own office travels so much for work there’s no point in organizing an office party. Totally lame.

  3. nicoleantoinette Says:

    I totally feel you about all of this. While I love the holidays, I really don’t like that there’s this pressure to be SO BUSY and SO JOYFUL. Just enjoy yourself- plans will come, but you don’t need to be booked solid on your calendar to prove that you have friends and are awesome (because you do and you are)!

  4. Virginia Says:

    Don’t feel bad about having an empty schedule…I usually start the month of December feeling the same way, but inevitably it fills itself up enough that there is stuff to look forward to, but enough time to just enjoy the season. Take a look and see what’s going on around town too, there might be holiday festivals, art shows, or caroling that you could go to!

  5. ToKissTheCook Says:

    Ummm…my brother is having a party. And when I find out when it is, I will tell him I am sending cute girls to Berkley and Tremont. That can be his Christmas gift. Thanks for the help!

  6. Peter DeWolf Says:

    For some reason, these things have a weird habit of all hitting at once.

    And then multiplying.

    I am sure that your dance card will fill up.

  7. Katelin Says:

    Don’t feel bad at all. I feel like beginning of December is always slow and then all of a sudden it’s busy and random holiday related things start to arise. 🙂

  8. t.b.f.love. Says:

    My gCal for the month of December is also woefully empty, especially compared to November. But I keep reminding myself that November filled up rather slowly, like a day in advance of an event, or a week, etc. Like you said, plans will come =) And I also desperately need a job…

  9. Gooseberried Says:

    Be thankful you don’t have a holiday work party. I’m dreading mine and the whole white elephant gift exchange. I’m so bad at those that I just ended up getting a Target gift card. Yay!

  10. So@24 Says:

    “I am in the process of making some plans, so the sooner we figure it out, the better”

    The sense of urgency! I love it! Nice save, well done!

  11. L Sass Says:

    I feel like no one is having parties this year, either! (Or else I’m not invited.) My work is having a lunch, this year, so there isn’t even that to look forward to.

  12. Valley Girl Says:

    Your life can’t be any more lame than mine. Trust me.

  13. Tim S. Says:

    Holidays are for family. As for holiday parties….over-rated. I’m going to get dragged to one, and I’d rather just relax. Nothing says fun like going to a party single where there are almost all married/almost married people. El Yay…or not.

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