A few Festive thoughts – Christmas 2016

Written by Channon Gray

I’m wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

I’d like to start this by wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. I hope that you’ve embraced the festive season, celebrated what matters to you and indulged on ALL THE FOOD (I most certainly have)! Whilst Christmas Day might be over for the year, I just wanted to pop on here and share with you all some thoughts.

I know lately I’ve been slacking on the good old blog posts, but in all honesty life has been hectic. I’m now running my sticker business alongside the final year of my degree. I’m continuously researching for my dissertation and of course, everyday has been pretty go, go, go since September. I really miss blogging and I am going to be more committed to once the New Year rolls around.

Something to think about…

However, that is not why I’m here leaving you this ickle-note. Christmas Eve this year was rough going for me; by midday an ambulance arrived to help deal with my asthma and I was truly terrified that I was going to have to spend Christmas in hospital. It threw me right back to this day; the day before I moved away for university where I spent time in Resus and then days on oxygen machines. It was scary to say the least, and I felt like I was right back in that place, just over two years ago.

Thankfully, the ambulance crew and technicians were amazing and got me straight onto a dose of antibiotics and various other medical cocktails – yay. Anyways, I have been pretty determined not to let my dodgy chest and (hanging) cold ruin my Christmas these past couple days. I’ve had a fantastic time with family and eaten ALL the pigs-in-blankets in sight… Sorry, not sorry.

It did make me think though,

First, time is limited and therefore make the absolute most of every minute. This year has been truly horrendous for loss, with some of the greatest music legends, actors and public figures of all time letting go. 2016 has had its definite ups and absolute lows. But, it does not matter what you do with your time for as long as its worthwhile to you.

Love what you do, always.

Second, ‘if you love someone, you should let them know’You never know when the last “I love you” is going to be. Share love and kindness around like confetti not just at Christmas, but at all times throughout the year.

We lost our very-much-loved family pet, Becky, in late November. It was heartbreaking as I cannot really remember a time without her in my life. She was apart of the furniture, one of the family and had a heart of gold. Becky was the bestest dog, who LOVED Christmas and these past few weeks without her has been tough. However, it’s made me value that which is important; such as loved ones, whether human or furry it does not matter. Love them, cuddle them and let them know that you couldn’t be without them.

So as the festive seasons draws to a close, remember to spread the love and appreciate everything around you – always.

What matters to you at Christmas? 

P.S. I have a list of blog posts (as long as my arm) that I really want to get written and uploaded; so keep an eye out for a bombardment of London/Festive/Family/Uni themed posts coming VERY soon. Don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list!

P.S.S. Raise your hand if you are sad to see the Great British Bake-Off leave the BBC forever… *sobs into pillow and raises hand above all* – I mean 2016, really?

P.S.S.S And in case you were wondering what our Christmas attire was for this year, here you go:

Okay, I’m really going now!

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Christmas time is about spending time with family and friends, embracing what you love and living every moment to its fullest. Just a few thoughts. // heythereChannon #Christmas #Festive #Family

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Channon Gray

I'm Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 23 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London then Cambridge. I'm now a Postgraduate Student, Stationery Addict and all-round Life Enthusiast.

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