Every time the holiday season comes around, I get super excited. But seriously, who doesn’t? I mean all the love and cheer, family and food, it’s golden all around from Halloween to New Years. Costumes, honey ham, Christmas morning, and New Year’s glitter galore!
Getting together with most of my family is definitely my favorite part. For Thanksgiving we get together with my dad’s side of the family, for Christmas eve we get together with my dad’s family as well, on Christmas day we go see my mom’s. My family is way to big, both of my parents are one of seven siblings, it’s way too many people for both of my families to get together, so we’ve divided the holidays this way for as long as I can remember.
Out of all the fun, food, and great memories – there is, however, always a few little conversations/questions I want to avoid – every year.
1. How’s school? School’s great! Not.I hate when people ask me about school, especially coming from a family full of brainy-acks. I’m an average B/C student so, no school’s hard – I’m constantly struggling to finish my homework on time, let alone pass my classes. I’m Ace-ing two classes and possibly failing two, how’s that for a that’s how my first semester at SDSU is going?!
2. What are your plans after graduation? My plans after graduation are to pray to God that my GPA was high enough to get me into a graduates program. That’s as far as I’ve planned.
3. Do you have a boyfriend yet? Why, yes I do. This is my first Thanksgiving ever that I can finally tell my family members that I have a boyfriend. Say what?! I usually avoid this questions because if I’m dating someone but we aren’t official, I’d hate to call him my bf to my family – but this year, I actually have a boyfriend. So we’ll see how this conversation goes…
4. Have you heard what *insert wildly successful cousin’s name* is doing? Yes, yes I have. Next question.
5. How’s the party scene at school? (From aunts/uncles: are you staying out of trouble?) (From cousins: how are the parties?) I don’t party on campus. I attended a few SDSU parties when I was in my first couple years of college (I’m currently in my fifth, as a transferred junior), they were grand back then. But now? I hardly have enough time to keep up with my guilty-pleasure shows -when I’m not on campus (in class), blogging, studying, on the phone with my long-distance boyfriend, or at work, where am I going to squeeze in time to get drunk with a bunch of underage frat guys??
6. When can we meet your boyfriend? When he moves to San Diego, so somewhere in between next summer to the summer of 2017. Every chance I have to have him in San Diego won’t be spent introducing him to my endless amount of family members. #sorrynotsorry
7. Have you been saving any money? I’m paying for my tuition, no.
8. What’s new with you? Nothing much…school has taken over my life. Literally.
9. Do you really need that third drink? Yes, I do. I really do.
As much as I love my family, my entire life (which includes my personal life) isn’t something I’m used to sharing. I have the outgoing party girl cousins, the ones that are more than happy to share – I, on the other hand, tend to share when asked, not the other way around. I’m a completely open book – when someone asks me a question I tend to answer truthfully, which is both a pro and con.
Are there any other questions you’re try to avoid during the holidays?