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Blogmas Day 9: Diary Entry #17

Dear  Diary,

So, I’m a Christmas/ holiday lover right? Right. I mean I’ve always been one since I was a child, and I always will be, but this year I just find the holidays to be…zooming by. This isn’t me saying that I’m not in the spirit or not enjoying the usual things about the holidays that I normally enjoy. However, this is me saying that I feel like the days are just going by so fast that I feel like I haven’t truly been able to enjoy them.
I haven’t been able to really take in the holiday spirit. Then half of my days are being spent at work, which also makes the days seem to be just floating by as well. Speaking of work (should’ve known this was coming), the work schedule for the holidays is crazy! I have to work all day Christmas eve and most of the day on Christmas. Family time? Clearly doesn’t exist. Christmas? Barely is a thing in their eyes because being with your family doesn’t make them money. A few days ago, I wrote my two weeks notice. I didn’t turn it in. It’s just sitting there until the right time. The holidays are important to me and I refuse to spend one more Christmas at work being yelled at by a customer for something stupid and not my fault. The day will come…I’m not sure when…but it will come. I see happier holidays for myself in the future.


  1. I totally get what you mean. I love Christmas, but this holiday has seemed to go by so fast that I haven’t been able to enjoy it! I’m not really sure why. But I’m so sorry you have to work this holiday! I’m proud of you for writing your two week’s notice, even if you haven’t turned it in yet. But that’s a good, positive sign that you need a change and you’ve already taken that first step. I hope you can come to celebrate the holidays with your family, even if it may be before or after Christmas Eve and Day. <3

    Emily |

  2. Breaks my heart to know that you have to work on Christmas Eve and Day! I’m so sorry. I remember having to work Christmas Eve when I worked in Pharmacy and I HATED it. I have a philosophy about working Holidays: Family Need BEFORE Corporate Greed. Turn in that 2 week notice! The workplace reminds you as the days go by that employees are expendable. I hope that you can at least savor the small time with your family. Hope you have a BLESSED Christmas (despite work shenanigans)

      • Ahh, I see. I’ve been in that same position myself. I guarantee something will open up for you soon. Not sure if you’re a believer but Pray on it (perfect time to hit the job with the 2 weeks and the perfect job for you). Something is bound to turn around in your favor. I know that’s something that works for me FOR SURE (just a thought). Thank you so much for your Christmas greetings, love!!!

  3. I relate to this so much. Luckily, my work is closed during christmas. But I work normally on thanksgiving and new year’s eve. I used to enjoy the holidays but now I have no time to take a break. I wish you better days and days where you don’t need to work anymore Christmas shifts!

    Tiara |

    • aw that’s terrible. I’m required to work Christmas and Thanksgiving. We work new years too but it’s not required for everyone to work so it just depends on how they schedule me. And I know…I feel like I don’t even have time to prep for the holidays. And thank you love ♥

  4. It really sucks when you have to work for xmas.. my husband has for the past 4 and he hates it!! Like you said, it’s meant to be ab out family.. he only has to work 4 hours christmas day but those 4 hours drag!!! I hope you have a nice time while you are home with family though hun!! xxx

  5. Ahhh I feel this so much. I’m joining the hotel industry in less than 5 months and there are absolutely no leaves on holidays, I’m terrified. Hope you have a better holiday season next year!!

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