Not only is Christmas coming but so is my nineteenth birthday. Everyone always asks "What do you want?" or "What are doing for your birthday?" My answer: Nothing much really.
I'm not planning anything special for my birthday. No parties or big celebrations. Unlike most people, I don't want an iPhone or designer clothes or a television for my dorm room. I'm asking for something very simple: a pair of warm slippers and some fun time. The slippers would certainly be nice to wear on my way down to the practice rooms at night and the fun time is an absolute necessity for me right now.
For the past few months at college, I've been up to nonstop practicing, doing homework, working, performing, novel writing, and so forth. It's been constant stress on my plate and no time for chilling or relaxing. I know what burnt out feels like. All I'm asking for right now is a break away from stress. I need "me time." I need fun time. I need time with my friends.
It's the holidays. Time to laugh, to joke around, to reminisce, to drive around town and look at all the Christmas lights, to take a break from chaotic Christmas shopping and go explore the new books in a bookstore, to see friends outside the realms of Facebook and go for frozen yogurt or out to see Les Miserables in the theaters or even ice skating (any one of these would be quite lovely to do). It's time for me to relax and destressify.