In 10 days we are going to Cyprus for the Christmas holidays. We haven't gone back for the holidays for three years now, so the whole trip comes with more hype than usual. See, I'm torn when it comes to spending the holidays with family. It's not that I don't want to, or that I don't enjoy it.... I guess no matter what I do, I always seem to find myself returning to Canada in desperate need of another holiday!
This year there's an additional stress factor. You guessed it! The wedding!
There's something to be said about living far, far away from immediate family. Although I love the comforting feeling of having lots of people who care about you around, the downside is the incredible amount of energy it takes to see everyone and to please everyone's curiosity of the ins and outs of your private life. The key word is "private" (which by the way does not exist in the Greek language!).
Oh, back to the whole "added stress" for this year. How about the fact that we now have TWO families and that part of the holidays will be spent with BOTH at THE SAME TIME?
About a month away from our trip, I start getting excited. Not for the same reasons that excited me when I was a kid: the plane, the experience of travelling, the massive airports... No sir! I got plenty of air miles to ensure I never get excited about being on a plane again! My excitement now comes from reminiscing the homey smells, the Christmas love that you can just feel in the air when you are around family, and maybe a bit of the cool hype that comes with people's excitement to see you after so long.
And cuuuuut! The excitement ends 2 days after we land in Cyprus and the feeling of what, wedding, how, wedding, who, wedding, how much, wedding, wedding, wedding, comes back!
Everything is going to be oooookaaaayyy.
Until next Friday, this is Mr. Milk signing off.