Love and Christmas shopping in Pandemic
Love and happiness +
Just like that, I have a girlfriend.
For the first time, the feelings are mutual!
…Finally. Everything’s right.
I’m having a hard time keeping my head straight. One hand I’m choosing to be mindful of these wonderful feelings. To accept all the love and affection I’m feeling.
Oh, love is a wonderful feeling when it’s the right time, the right person, the right self. I fear it’s a drug that will swallow me.
Soon I won’t have to do “Fake it ’til you make it” because I’ll have made it!
A life long goal of romantic love… 🙂
This is happening because I can trust myself.
I worried that I’m oversharing this budding relationship on the blog.
Balancing radical honesty and healthy boundaries is tough.
I’m learning. This change has come so fast that I’m blown away at how amazing life can be with romance!
A dream is coming true… Be patient.
Christmas shopping in pandemic.
Yesterday I went Christmas present shopping.
It was time.
Hard to believe that Xmas is a week away.
I listened to Christmas music all yesterday and it felt right. I wasn’t rushed into it in November at stores because of the pandemic. It was time to do my presents shopping.
I usually buy presents throughout the year as spend time with people. I listen to things they say they would like, and I write it down to give them as a present.
I’m in the mood… I’m in the mood for Christmas.
Outside shopping right now is like choosing to be John McCain in Die Hard. To don your mask, and drive to a store to go shopping is to willingly put yourself at risk of contracting Coronavirus. I know because I was exposed at work despite everyone following the guidelines.
I took the risk because I’m tired of staying at home.
I feel like I have to consider the risk of the health risks of loneliness by being safe, or risk getting covid because of my natural human need to see the world, and be around my fellow humans.
I assumed stores wouldn’t be too busy on a Thursday evening.
Despite everyone in the 3 stores wearing masks and distancing, it was also a bit thrilling.
Sometimes the aisles wouldn’t allow 6 feet of space between you and the other person. Even with both of u having masks on, it felt dangerous. I took pre-pandemic life for granted. When all you had to worry about at the store was what you were going to buy as a gift for a loved one… Without the risk of dying yourself.
I have a love-hate relationship with Xmas. I love gift giving, wrapping presents, and being with family. One of my love languages is gift giving. I enjoy getting presents for people that gives them joy. I hate the consumer-capitalist aspect of Xmas. So, I like to be a sly shopper while buying what people want for presents.
This Christmas is lean for me. Problem is, is that I have so many new friends in my life that I want to give a present to. And I want to do something for all my family members who stepped and supported me this year.
Time to get creative.
Another day in the pandemic. Where all we can do is be patient and do the best we can with what we have.
I hope I get a new job by the end of the year.
Not gonna lie, getting presents is awesome. What I want most for Christmas is to be able to spend quality time with my family and friends without fear.
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