Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winding Down

Bonjour, dear friends! It's been awhile since I've typed a proper post, and oh how I've missed you. Were your Christmas's fantastic? Ours was kind of nutso, as I experienced my first white Christmas here in Dallas, Texas. Can you believe it?? Unfortunately it meant that I spent 99% of Christmas Eve alone at home (avec Lola, thank G) praying that my sister's flight would get in safely, and that my entire family would make it back from the airport. (It took them hours to get home!) Luckily everyone made it home safe and sound, and we had a late-night dinner and present-opening shindig, and all was well.

Now it's about to be New Year's Eve... crazy! I've been fortunate enough to spend this week with my family. My aunt and uncle from Canada flew in on Monday, and we've all been having a ball. The anxiety is starting to creep up on me, unfortunately, and I'm getting un peu nervous about returning to the real world on Monday. It's not just work in general that I'm dreading, but the specific work in question that I know is waiting for me. It's... well, it's scary. And I don't want to do it. But I have to. And... yeah.

Today I saw Avatar in IMAX 3d, and it was quite possibly the best movie I've ever seen. I didn't expect to love it so much, but I did, and after I left the theater I couldn't help but feel sad. I didn't want to be in the real world, I wanted to escape back into that magical land. Isn't that what movies are all about? Taking you out of the present, even if just for a little while? (Or in Avatar's case, a long while?) I haven't felt that way in a long time, and it's been tres difficult to digest.

But alas, here I am. I'm going to try and make the most of the rest of my trip and stay positive about the future. In any case, I raise my champagne coup to you for a FABULOUS New year!!! It's going to be a good one, I can tell. ;) I hope you spend it with those you love!!


7 comments:

Pink Heels said...

Happy New Year Miss Carolyn! 2010 is going to be an amazing year for you filled with amazing adventures and new discoveries.

Melita said...

happy new year sweetie! may your 2010 be filled with joy, sparkle, warmth, and mostly love. love & hugs!!

shannon said...

happy new year, carolyn!

kylie grethen said...

happy new year, sweets! 2010 is going to be so fabulous isn't it? here is to a new year full of limitless possibilities!! xox!

TheAnalyst said...

Happy New Year Carolyn! Good luck on Monday, I'm stressed about resuming everything in a couple weeks. Actually, I've been so busy over the break, I'm not even having a break. But here's to hope! I hope you have a fantastic 2010!

Shoshanah said...

I definitely felt the same as you when watching Avatar. It almost felt like I was actually there, and felt a bit off when I was no longer in the moment.

P.S. I found your blog through 30 Before 30 List!

Analiese Marie said...

Happy new year!

I totally know what you mean about Avatar. It actually made me wish I were part of the Na'avi (sp?) world. It was just so beautiful. I really loved the way the film portrayed their relationship to the earth. I couldn't help wishing that I could inhabit that kind of life!