An Abundance Of Rambles..

As the  fun and parties of the Christmas holidays and celebrations of the coming year came to a standstill I started thinking about what I have actually done these holidays and at a first thought I have done nothing – spent most days laying in my bed (feeling guilty for doing nothing) and procrastinating.

“Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute” before the deadline.”

Now I wouldn’t say that I left anything to the ‘last minute’ because if I am honest I didn’t have anything that needed doing in the first place. I feel that even though i really did nothing – I kind of deserved it, and I really enjoyed it! When you are in a complete cycle of getting up early, doing a hard day of school,studying, piano lessons, trumpet lessons, (working some days) and starting the cycle all over again it gets tiring. So tiring that I feel like I deserve this massive break in the holidays.

It is weird because sometimes it is hard even to enjoy the holidays because you have this constant impending countdown in the back of your head. 5 days left until school, 4 days left, 3,2,1 and then it starts again.

Now I am not saying that I don’t like school – nothing of the sort, in fact sometimes I love school. I love the feeling of leaving a lesson having learned (and understood) something and I love being able to spend time with my amazing friends. I even enjoy studying to an extent. Now before you think I am crazy let me explain!! It is hard to tell you how amazing I feel if I go to an exam hall and I sit down and I can think to myself – there is nothing more I could have possibly done to prepare for this test- that feeling is amazing. It is just when you don’t feel that.. When you feel that 2 more days of studying instead of going into the town with friends or wasting time on the laptop could have made all the difference, that is when i don’t like school, when I get the sense of failure.

And of course the worst possible thing about school – waiting for exam results – After a few weeks you forget the exam even took place and suddenly the teachers tell you that the results are next week and you start freaking out all over again.

Anyway, going back to the holidays at a first thought I really believed that I had nothing that I had done or discovered over the christmas break but thinking in more detail I have actually done a lot! – On christmas day all of my family came over and we had a delicious turkey dinner with loads of colourful veg all coated with gravy, we sat around the table and chatted and laughed the night away, it really was a great christmas. And then came along boxing day and we had the annual ‘Boxing Day Bash’ where friends of the family come over for a buffet and we played christmas quizzes – again, a night full of laughter!

And then.. My day at the beach which I made a post about recently – a day spent dipping my feet in the icy water and throwing rocks into the distance. – a day that I will remember for a very long time – for definite!!

Then comes along new years eve, something that my family don’t tend to celebrate after such a busy christmas, however I spent the night at my friends new years party where I got to know a lot of her family and again really enjoyed myself.

So as I am laying here in bed trying to remember if I actually did anything these holidays, the answer is YES!! I relaxed, took a break from the usual busy routine, spent time laughing with my family and friends and over all really enjoyed it! And that is what it is all about!

And finally I just felt the need to say that;
The support that I have had recently on this blog is incredible! I originally thought it would be something that only I would be interested in investing my time into it but it is overwhelming how many people have taken their time to comment and reply (really helpful answers) I really couldn’t have expected a better response and the fact that I have gained 100 followers in the first week is beyond me! – I don’t understand why people like to read my stuff, but hey! I’m not complaining!!
I really hope everyone enjoyed their break from normality and I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015!!
I’m off, Beth x

28 thoughts on “An Abundance Of Rambles..

  1. You seem like a very busy person during non-holiday days… which sort of puts my 22-year-old self to shame—-but I think you did deserve a break. Piano and trumpet lessons? And then school and work… wow.

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  2. Wow ..Just Wow….can’t wait to read what you write at 25….ohhhhh and what does that make me?…I hope I am around and await in anticipation and wish I had so started writing much sooner but hey ho never too late…Happy New Year.

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  3. Taking time out to relax is always the best! You did accomplish something – you “recharged your batteries” for your (extremely busy) life.

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  4. There are a lot of good people out here in the blogosphere. A couple of years ago a blogger friend of mine from Arizona (Dr. Spo of “Spo Reflections”) suggested that we have a get together on the East Coast for those bloggers who couldn’t visit him in Arizona. We did, it was called the ‘Bloggerama”. One of the biggest surprises was how everyone was so nice. Really just nice, fun people. Who knew? There’s a whole world out there of really genuine, thoughtful, caring and beautiful people. I too starting to blog just for myself but I have since found that I have a whole new world of wonderful friends that I never would have had before had I not blogged.

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  5. This is great! I think, no matter how hard or easy, busy or calm one’s life is, the holidays should be fun. And a break in the routine if nothing else! Glad you had a great one!

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  6. Hi Beth. Thanks for the comment on my recent post. I’ve now had a read through all your posts, which wasn’t too difficult as you started so recently. 1. You really can write; it is a delight for me to find a teenager who can write so well and I hope you are able to do something with it (I made my living with it for over 50 years though I’ve now more or less retired). 2. I love the sea too and in Yorkshire we’re never very far from it, though not as close as you evidently are. 3. My secret: I have always had a admiration of really tall females though I’m far too old (and married!) to do anything about it now; my first real girlfriend was a disappointed would-be ballerina who was too tall for that – a first date (I was I think 17) was to take her to the ballet. 4. Sorry – I hate staying in bed or being up very late but I did make an exception for New Year’s Eve. 5. It’ll be a real joy to follow your blog.

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  7. Wow, this is so amazing. I thought about writing up the occasional ramble on my blog as sometimes to me that feels more satisfying than having to blog about some product or so. I just thought no one would really be interested or care. But what you write is so nice to read it’s straight from the heart, open and honest and I can really relate. Maybe I should try share my thoughts on my blog from time to time maybe people will actually want to read it 🙂
    Thanks for inspiring me xx


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