It’s that time of year! While my family is getting ready for Christmas and gift-giving back home on the other side of the world, I’m here in Olean cramming for finals. I hear the songs and see the lights and decorations starting to appear, but I can’t say that the full force of Christmas has hit me yet. Maybe it’s because, despite the early snow, the white stuff hasn’t really stuck around. Who knows? Anyway, I’m excited to wake up on the 25th and see snow outside my window, because normally I would wake up and it would be sunny and warm outside! That’s the joy of growing up in Australia.
My change in hemispheres seems to also affect how I experience Christmas. Everything feels so different and new this year. I feel like a kid, filled with anticipation for his first Christmas! I can’t wait to see what America has to offer during this awesome time of the year.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends!