I Know it is only October and really I should be talking about Pumpkin Spiced Lattes but when the shops have started getting ready for Christmas it only feels right that I do so too!
I have already started planning Christmas presents and signed up for a blogger Christmas card swap. But the most important thing I have sorted is the fact that this year I will be alone this Christmas. And yes like many people have already told me, you are probably saying ‘Hayley you cant be alone on Christmas!!!’
In the past spending Christmas on my own terrified me. I had always spent Christmas with my family and one year it was spent with a boyfriend. In recent years I just haven’t enjoyed Christmas with those people and on a day that is meant to be filled with laughter and happiness I often felt miserable and like an outsider.
And before you say it, I have already had countless offers to join my friends and their families for Christmas, but to me, that would feel like intruding. I don’t want to do that.
So what am I planning to do? I will be snuggled up on the sofa in my Christmas jumper and a cosy blanket watching terrible Christmas films, a tub of roses by the side of me and I may even attempt to cook a little roast dinner for myself! To me, that sounds like the perfect Christmas.
There will be no arguments or people moaning that they have already seen that film or that they want to watch the doctor who Christmas special. It will be my own day where I am able to start my own Christmas traditions.
What do you have planned this Christmas? Let me know in the comments!