We just finished school and it’s time to embrace my first really alone Christmas.
I spent my holidays away from family once before – but I was with my significant other back in Coventry, not alone in a tiny room on the other side of the world.
The Christmas Eve was probably harder than the actual Christmas day, as we celebrate it more back home. But, with magical help of technology I was still able to talk to my loved ones and wish them all a merry christmas. Other than that I’ve been just really lazy. I watched some Netflix and motivated myself to draw a fanart to the actor Erased tv series. I’m especially proud of this one so I’m putting it in this post too.
Also, I’m not exactly sure what happened. I took part in the Nudember challenge only a month ago and my Digital skills were a bit… less impressive. I’m not going to complain though and try my best to keep it up.
On the Christmas day we made plans with our Japanese friends. 6 of us met for some KFC Christmas chicken treat and playing Smash Bros together. We listened to some Christmas carols (Chinese, Japanese and Polish!) and also put on the national anthems (the true patriotism is when you cut off the United States Anthem with Mazurek Dąbrowskiego).
After our little feast we went to the Huis Ten Bosch. We walked around the Kingdom of Lights exhibition, got some Warm Wine and listened to the performance of DJ Santa.
I do miss home a lot. I wish I could hug my mom or my significant others. But I’m still very thankful for this experience. It’s making me a better human, better artist and a better adult. Dealing with mental illness is hard enough when one is surrounded by loved ones, but being alone on Christmas away from everyone? If I went through that I can do anything.
Merry Christmas everyone! I will write the next post probably from my New Years experience. My dear friend Sakura invited me to her home town Kagoshima and I will have a proper Japanese New Years experience.