This page is made in collaboration with Zero Hour Detox. I got to try out this groundbreaking detox pill after a long day of watching people shop around me. I'm so glad I used it, because I woke up the next day without a hangover and ready to conquer another day of gift hunting. With Christmas and New Years Eve approaching quickly, protect yourself while drinking responsibly, this holiday season.
"Pretty Paper" (feat. Zero Hour Detox)
As Christmas creeps up on me, i'm reminded that I have barely started Christmas shopping. As of right now, I have purchased under 5 gifts. It's not at a good number to be at on December 17th. It's just been so difficult to get gifts. No one is asking for anything, so it makes you feel like you have to be more creative. I sent Dashia a text message and sissy never replied. So I have to take matters into my own hands and figure out what to get everyone myself. As I look around the window displays, all throughout downtown, you can tell that so much love and care was put into them. My parents didn't ask what I wanted for Christmas. Hell, they don't need to, that is not a priority for them. Although, I did tell my mom she could get me cereal. I'm dead serious, I asked for cereal. They don't have to get me anything, I can buy the cereal on my own, lol. For the first time, I can truly see that we are all getting older. Like, I just don't feel like asking anyone for anything. You know what I want? I want a night in with the one I love. I want to write a beautiful love song, hand write it on a pretty piece of paper and wrap it up. Then you'll open it and i'll pull my guitar out and you'll pour us a glass of wine. That's what I want. I can't have that right now, but in a few months time, that could change. For my family though, I just want to give them love. Everyone has been so supportive with the difficult path we all have had to walk on these last few years. I just want their love so my heart can be full and in return fill theres up as well. I'm trying my best to finish up shopping, but how do you get people you personally know, something that they aren't going to cherish. You want to get them something they can make use of. For example, cereal, I would eat the whole bag, that's why i asked for that, lol. All jokes aside, as you get older it gets harder getting gifts for the ones you love. Unless you are kids like the boys, that's simple. But for the adults, it becomes more difficult to find something that will be put to good use, something that will be cherished. I thought of a song that my mom would always sing around this time of year, "Pretty Paper". I've been singing it to myself as I attempt to buy the presents. If you listen closely, the lyrics are not about gifts, it's about giving something more than what you are wrapping up. The details such as writing a note to the one you love, that lyric really strikes me. Sure, they can unwrap a sweater, but something as simple as the words you write on a pretty piece of wrapping paper, that could be the most memorable thing they will ever receive. So, if i end up giving the worlds shittiest gifts, the least I can do is write, thank you and I love you. Because the love my loved ones have given me, that's enough for me. I just hope me living my life and continuing to learn about love, I hope my story and the words I write about them, on this pretty piece paper, will be enough.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson & Dom Baza
What i'm wearing: Coat - Good Fellow, Shirt - Apt 9, Jeans - H&M, Shoes - Guess
Every post I will include the song that inspired me to build a post around it's title
Stories From My Life - Chapter 9
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Stories From My Life
(APRIL 17- PRESENT)