2020: A Very COVID-19 Christmas!
As COVID-19 continued to cause havoc it was brought to my attention that Christmas was just on the doorstep, I wasn't in any mood to celebrate! December 2020 has been a very challenging month for me, my mental state hasn't been all that good. Would those festive lights and promise of some presents lift my spirits? Would Boris Johnson cancel Christmas? 2020, you can do one!
2020 had already been playing in front of me like a cruel melody, telling myself I wouldn't fall for those Christmas lights, I didn't know! If truth be told, I was looking forward to the year concluding quick-snap! Christmas would be very different for 2020s turn, I had already celebrated my 30th birthday during the second national UK lockdown, I had some idea that we would be under lockdown-like conditions for the 25th of December. The briefings continued, Boris Johnson and his cabinet proposed a period of five days for us to mix from the 23rd to the 27th of December 2020. Planning to see my Niece and Nephew was something I was looking forward to, every nugget of hope during 2020 has been cherished! Would I be seeing my best ones? With mounting cases Boris Johnson limited those five days to one, feeling like too many bodies in one place, it was decided things would have to be simplified. I didn't care about the snow falling, I just wanted to see my little loved ones! Pass me the gin, I wasn't feeling festive!
OK, so those 'stay at home' festive lights started to grow on me. I had not been at home in England for the whole month of December since 2014, I thought if nothing else it wouldn't do me any harm to embrace Christmas. It was a sobering experience, I had taken my 2019 December holiday to the USA without any hassles, it was nice to sit back and think how lucky I had been to experience that wonderful week. Those 2020 Christmas pandemic nights had me feeling very reflective as those decorative festive lights shone over me. I even thought back to my Boxing Day 2019 night out in Birmingham, that night at the Village Inn within Birmingham's Southside had me feeling blessed because that would be the final time I would find myself dancing in a bar/club. Of course, I kept things at home because I keep close that 2020s mess will only overspill slightly into 2021. Switching up positions for Christmas 2020 wasn't something that I wanted to do, I won't be switching for Miss Rona ever again! Christmas, coming through!