Hello fellow bloggers,
Sorry to have been away for so long, I am back to kick this blog into what will become a full time diary of which the entire blogging community could read if they very much wanted to. I will be updating as regularly as I wish to so keep looking for sprinklings of updates.
Today, though, I’m going to complain to you. And it all starts with the changing of the month.
Let’s be honest, December is rubbish. Yes, we may like the snow, the festivities but the end of the year is bloody horrible. It’s dark, it’s cold and there’s always a low energy. For me, December has been the worst.
It has been adorned with bad luck and shitty people throwing their bad temperaments at me. I have been “blessed” with tearful bus journeys and too many injures to count (including one very painful cue ball to the head which happened only two days prior to me writing this) and a crazy amount of homework which I was ,of course, expecting.
December has been a stress-filled, painful month and I, personally, do not see the allure to the festive period.
My December blues are sky high this year and I don’t even think that Christmas will inspire even a glimmer of happiness in me. It’s all well and good to say it’s a happy period where you see family and give gifts, remember hope and life but for me it’s quite the pain.
It’s family in different countries, different continents.
It’s knowing that there are children all around the world who have nothing.
It’s being desperate to change the world and never being able to.
See, to think Christmas is happy, is to ignore everything else in the world. If it is such a “selfless” time, then why are our fellow human race suffering in war torn countries like Syria and Nigeria, why are Native Americans still fighting for their rights to land and water? Why are we not helping the world.
You might look at December and think of presents, of Christmas and childish joy, but I think of this world and what it has to face with the struggles of the new year. If I could wish for one thing this year, it would be for us, those who have Internet who can spread messages and help people, to do just that. To help, to reach out. If you want to be “selfless ” this Christmas then go out there and help. Do something. Be someone’s saviour. Inspire hope. Be the change that this world must see and never cower in the face of injustice.
I hope that you have a happy holiday but I also want you to consider the tears this planet sheds this festive period,
All my love,
A northern lass
A.K.A. Natalie Tullock