I Love December

December is my favorite month of the year. And because I love lists, I’ve compiled a list of why I love this month so much.

1. My birthday. It’s the one day out of the year that’s just for me. I start to get birthday cards in the mail usually a week leading up to it. I don’t know why, but that’s the best part to me. That somebody actually took the time to think ahead and send me a card. Lately my mother in-law has been mailing me a present. That is so exciting for me because it’s usually something I need, and it always comes in a big box. And I always get some sort of gift certificate from my Mom, she understands my love for shopping.

2. Christmas. Since leaving California, I see my family about twice a year. Christmas is the only time when I see my entire family, including my in-laws, all in the same room. Christmas Eve dinner is hosted by my parents. We have a ton of Polish food and get all dressed up. In attendance are my in-laws, my brother’s in-laws, Ben’s brother and usually a few surprise guests. Last year we had 23 people. It was so much fun. I’m very much looking forward to this year’s festivities.

3. I love anniversaries. Today is the 2-year anniversary of my employment at my company. Now this is typically not a reason for celebration for most people. But I love my job and all of the opportunities it has given me. It can be stressful and overwhelming at times. But in the end, I always feel like I am making a difference and that things would be very different without me. I’ve never felt this way about a job before.

4. It’s the last month of the year. I love change. I love the idea that with every new year come new opportunities. I’m looking forward to 2006 and all the things it has to offer.


katie said...

Other than the nippy air, I like December as well. Looks to be a fun filled month for you!

lynne said...

I love December too!
Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!