After everything that 2011 has held for me, I have had a really hard time answering the question my family and friends always ask this time of year: What do you want for Christmas? You would think that after almost 7 months of not shopping, I would have a long wishlist ready and waiting for this exact moment. But the truth is, I don’t need anything.
Living out of a kitchen, where only my clothes and toiletries are unpacked, I’ve realized how little a person needs in life to be happy. Sure, I’d love some new furniture, fresh bedding, or even a Kobo e-reader… but I don’t need it. Those are wants and 2011 has been focused around only my needs.
But then I started apartment hunting, found and secured my next home, and remembered how much it costs to move out. Not only will I need to stock up on essentials like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and a few cleaning supplies, but my kitchen will need a dish rack, a garbage can, and extra virgin olive oil!
So, while I don’t need anything, my answer is that if anyone really wants to get me something, a gift card for either Walmart or the grocery store would not only be appreciated, it would help my January budget. (And anything penguin-related never hurts, either! ;))
What did you ask Santa for this year?
*9 sleeps until Christmas!*