What I Got For Christmas

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At first I wasn’t too sure whether I wanted to make this tag/post, ’cause the idea of sharing what you got for Christmas to me sounded narcissistic – and materialistic. But I realised another purpose for me to make this post: to remember and feel more appreciative of what my friends do for me and to also keep a personal note of what my last (this year, 2013) Christmas was like. Cause I personally barely remember anything from my last Christmases. And it’s ironic, because they say that it is not the objects but the memories that are worthwhile – but sometimes you need objects to trigger memories.

So I decided that I would do it. And at the same time thank the people who gave me these:

Benefit

Books

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We played a lot of games, ate a lot of ham, roast beef, sausages, baked pasta, and prawns, watched Frozen and played with sparklers. And I was exhausted by the end of the day.

Meanwhile, 2014 is around the corner here. It’s 11.16pm. It’s already a new year in Australia; I may not get a new post out about it till after midnight so while it’s still young, “Happy New Year, Blogosphere!” I really didn’t do anything extravagant. I just watched Doctor Who, played Minecraft and Stanley Parable and ate snacks. But to me, that’s an alright ending to the year – doing everything I’d done one any other day of 2013.

So I leave 2013 with this quote:

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make… glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever. ― Neil Gaiman

Till next year!

cumuloq ❤

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