This Christmas was one of the Best Christmas’ I have ever had!
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I found myself really struggling with the commercialization of Christmas. Last year, a wise person brought it to my attention that if everyone that was spending hundreds of dollars and countless hours preparing for Christmas put the same time and money into making the world a better place, then the world would be an amazing place!
Since I was a young teenager I have realized how truly blessed I am to be given the life I have. I grew up in a middle class family that offered endless love and support. I lived in extreme abundance- not just materialistic abundance, but opportunistic abundance. Opportunities flowed out of every corner of my life and I felt that the world was at my doorstep; that I could do anything I wanted to. It didn’t take me long to realize that the privilege I was given is a gift, and that there are millions of people who are not born into the same privilege that I have experienced. Some of these millions are in my local community, while others are spread across the world.
Tomorrow afternoon I write my final exam of the semester, and then I will officially be half way through my degree! YAYY!!! What a better way to put an end to this semester then to take a look back on the past four months!
Looking back, I am overwhelmed at the semester I just experienced. It has been a semester of extremes!