First of all, I’d like to start this post by acknowledging how difficult the holidays can be for people suffering from depression, dealing with grief and other mental and emotional burdens. Christmasttime can feel very, very dreary for those who are not feeling up to all the holly jolly. Here is a pretty good article (from Web MD, of all places) with some tips for what they call “the Holiday blues.” You are not alone. You are loved, little old you from your little town. Big beautiful you, the product of millions of years of evolution and human progress. I am with you. I wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart and I hope find solace, joy, or whatever it is you may need this holiday season.
Now to completely switch gears. Remember when Christmas was about baking cookies for Santa and hoping he finally brought that yellow and purple polka dot pony you asked for? (Spoiler: he never did). One of the things I miss most about the holiday season is a childish sense of wonder and possibility. Maybe this time you’d catch a glimpse of a reindeer. Or maybe you’d have a fresh dusting of snow on your lawn, even though you live in California. Children are dreamers. Now, you scramble for gifts at the last minute and ask for things like a new blender or a day at the spa. I like smoothies and mani pedis as much as the next girl, but I thought for once I’d make an old-fashioned, reality-be-damned wish list (updated with new dreams since I sure don’t want a pony anymore).
Share yours in the comments–no sensible items allowed 🙂 In no particular order, my dreamer’s wish list:
-An endless selection of ratchet hip-hop full of self-love, feminism, and danceable beats
-Jamie from Outlander
that kilt tho ayyyy! PS Outlander is GREAT-you have until April to binge watch it, no excuses.
-Nail polish that dries instantly, never chips, comes off with the literal snap of my fingers, and also doesn’t mess up my natural nails
-Pizza that helps flatten your abs and increase your endurance
what a beauty
-Teleportation without the unfortunate ruining the universe and dying part
-Time travel for one night out in 1920s era Harlem without the unfortunate ripping the space time continuum part
-A perfect voice, for the sole purpose of playing Elphaba on Broadway
-And for good measure: living wages for everyone in the world, peace, zero emissions, zero waste, and the fall of the patriarchy.
Merry, Merry Christmas friends!