My winter break this year was not something I would call uneventful nor full of surprises. However, it did have moments of pure bliss (to me at least) that I think are worth highlighting.
To start, I completely got stuck in Portland’s snowstorm!
My original plan was to go to work on Friday, December 23, and head straight to the airport for my 9:15 pm flight. It ended up being that none of this happened; both work and my flight were canceled, leaving me alone in my house with a blanket of snow covering my yard and the streets outside.
For a while, we thought I would not make it home for Christmas. But after many calls with different airlines, my mom got me on a plane home to California. I was happy to have made it in time to celebrate Christmas with my mom and doggies, but very much enjoyed my first-ever White Christmas at my home in Portland.
After finally making it home on the night of Christmas Eve (after almost missing my connecting flight because my first one left an hour late to wash the plane’s windows AND having to return to the airport 3 hours later to pick up my luggage that they had not gotten onto my second flight), I was able to enjoy the simple pleasures planned for the break.
My family is big on amusement parks so while I was home, we visited 3: Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Magic Mountain.
When we were not spending the day at theme parks, my mom and I were home making charcuterie boards and watching “The Best Man: The Final Chapter,” an 8-episode series that revisits movies “The Best Man” and “The Best Man Holiday.” These are movies I absolutely love and was ecstatic to learn they were coming out with a show for them.
The last thing I want to share that I did over break is I completed a 1500-piece puzzle. It included different posters of Mickey Mouse movies/short films and was stationed on our dining room table the entire 2 weeks I was home.
Though the start of my winter break was stressful – and very cold – it all came together and was a great time for relaxing and spending time with my family.