Today I found a Christmas CD that I have not heard since I was in High School (Nsync’s “Home for the Holidays”). It was my favorite in my teenage years. I listened to continually over the holidays. So I decided to put it on today, and the memories came flooding back.
Isn’t it odd how music can bring back so many feelings and experiences?
I am feeling very nostalgic today. I am thinking of my high school girlfriends. Our fun over the holidays and Christmas. How we would talk about the future when we were married and with kids like it was so far away. I feeling of having the world in my hand and knowing I can do whatever what in the future. The parties and get togthers. The carefree life you live as a teenager.
I am thinking about my family. The simpleness of Christmas back then. You wake up at your parents house, open Santa’s gift and they cart you around from house to house as you visit family members.
I am remembering how I would always call my boyfriend (now husband 😉 in the morning to see what he got for Christmas. How we would wish each other a merry Christmas and hope to see each other in the next few days were over after all the family obligations.
I am missing those days today. I love the path my life has taken and the Christmas memories I will be creating for my children but I think I am mourning the loss of the “simpler days”.