Obligatory festive season post coming up, just as mask mandates are reintroduced in Western Australia.
I could say “Merry Christmas” but obviously not everyone celebrates it, myself included. (I don’t care if you say Merry Christmas to me though. Neither does any other non-Christmas celebrator I’ve ever met.)
“Happy Holidays” is a nice catch-all, but not everyone gets holidays or has a happy time during them.
“Season’s greetings” seems to cover it all but feels unnecessarily formal for most occasions.
So I’m going with “Live long and prosper” and “May the Force be with you” – because it is possible to love both Star Trek and Star Wars, and you totally should. 😉
Anyway, it’s been a pretty significant year for me. I published my first novel in November, and while I prefer not to be the centre of attention as a person, I’m proud of that damn book. Hopefully there’s more to come. 🙂
(You can give Black and Blue all the attention in the world, by the way. It is a book – an inanimate object – and therefore does not experience awkwardness or embarrassment.)
Looking towards 2022, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit anxious about the not-too-distant future. I’ll be eligible for my third COVID shot shortly before WA’s borders are set to reopen, but it’s not really my own health I’m worried about. (I’ll get that third jab as soon as I can though, that’s how I roll.)
Meanwhile, I’m still looking for a hand sanitiser sponsorship in the New Year. I don’t drink alcohol, but I’ve been rubbing it on my hands since long before COVID… so come at me, hand sanitiser manufacturers! Yeah, I know it’s extremely unlikely but a girl can dream. 😛
This will probably be my last blog post for 2021 unless something particularly amazing/terrible happens before the end of the year. For now… Live long and prosper and may the Force be with you. And also with you.
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As always you’re on point.
That ‘And also with you’ on the end feels like that response some of us feel that is programmed into us in childhood by a certain Roman era religious tradition… 😉.
May you also live long and prosper within the Force this festive season.
Or, as I usually say to people, Merry Festivus.
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Oddly enough I wasn’t raised in that tradition (though many of the women in my extended family attended convent schools despite most of them being Buddhist)… but I know enough people who were and have accidentally added that to the end, so I thought I’d include it as a nod to Christmas. 😄
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Live Long and Prosper indeed !! I have loved your blog posts this year – congrats on the book and may the force be with you in 2022 to go onto more and bigger and brighter things !!
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Lol, that ‘and also with you’ is such a Catholic thing and I’m instantly transported back to my church-going days whenever I hear that. Anyhoo, I say nothing is impossible, and you can definitely land some hand-sanitiser deals for sure, lol. Thanks for this, Lee-Ann!