Hello December

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016, in Life, Website.

Hey. I don’t even know how to start. Well, first of all sorry for the lack of activity. I know in the last two months I’ve been gone, but as you may know from previous blog posts I haven’t been myself lately. I haven’t started to feel better yet, but I am going to therapy and hopefully that will help.

I would write about November but or the first in my life I don’t have many things to say because I haven’t been doing anything. Besides going to the hospital for my classes and getting back home and stay in bed I haven’t done anything. I am starting to get tired of this and step by step I have to come back to life. I wanted to work on my website and I wanted to create a new theme for such a long time, but I just hadn’t had the inspiration to do it, so I just gave up and I saw nothing is coming out from my brain. But lately I felt more inspired and this morning I was painting a Christmas canvas and then I’ve got this idea of making a Christmas theme for my website. I knew I wanted it to be red and I knew I wanted it to be responsive. And here it is. I am so proud of it. I hope it doesn’t hurt your eyes, on my computer is not too bright.

I can’t wait for the holidays, to go home and spend time with my family. I think is the most important thing for me. To be somewhere familiar. After talking to my therapist we came to the conclusion that even after all this time I am not used to be on my own and away from home, so I guess two weeks with my family will do me good. I can’t wait.

Until then I have to continue doing the assignments my therapist is giving me, maybe start sharing with her some of my experiences (I still haven’t told her a lot of things, I need more time to be able to do that) and study for school. I have an exam in two weeks and the sad part is that I have no idea where the time went. It’s like I started Pneumology yesterday and now I only have one week left.

Anyways I am glad that I finally made the time to change some things around here (I still have a few things to fix but it’s not urgent and I’ve had enough designing for today). I finally managed to integrate my store with my theme. I wanted to do it for so long, because I didn’t like the fact that is separate from my website. Also, because there are the Holidays, I decided to make some store offers. Actually they are some packages with more items. So, I invite you to check them out and make your website a gift for Christmas. Have a nice day and I will definitely talk to you soon.

1. Do you like December?
2. What are you planning to do for Christmas?
3. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

I’m excited for Christmas too :p

I get into funks sometimes, too and feel stagnant. But a quote I like is this:

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi


Posted on December 2nd, 2016, at 9:39 PM by Pauline.

Sounds like you’ve been busy with classes! Keep working hard, it all pays off :D

I LOVE this layout, you’ve made me feel super Christmasy! I love December, it’s one of my favourite months despite the low temperature :P I’m planning to relax and spend time with my family this Xmas :D

Posted on December 2nd, 2016, at 10:12 PM by Ella.

I know that feeling of not wanted to do anything. Sometimes things become so routine that one just doesn’t feel the energy for much else. It’s a need of change, something different has to happen. I love your theme, it’s very nice! I hope the visit with family will help you feel happier than ever. You can do things on your own, but you need to find something that inspires you. When you go home, look at all the beauty and remember the things that make you smile. I know you will come back with so much love and inspiration. You will be happier. I know it! :) 1. Do you like December? I do! It’s a beautiful month. It reminds me of snow and all the precious things that life has to offer.
2. What are you planning to do for Christmas? My hubby and I were supposed to visit my dad and family in Los Angeles, but the cost is currently unaffordable at the moment. So we will be spending the Holidays with his family and my mom, grandma and family here. :)
3. What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Caroling, although I’ve never been. I find it to be a beautiful tradition.

Posted on December 3rd, 2016, at 12:11 AM by Lucien.

I love the new theme, it’s more than perfect for Christmas season. :)

1) I do, I love December! I love winter season, Christmas, the holidays. :D

2) My Christmas are always family ones: on Christmas day my family all gathers for lunch at either my home or my aunt’s, we have a huge Christmas meal and then we exchange gifts.

3) More than the tradition itself, I have traditional Christmas dishes I eat every year; my top favorite is called Gourmet Panetttone, and it’s like a classic Christmas panettone cake but filled with salmon, tuna, caviar, ham and salami instead of the classical sweets. :) :)

The store offers are sooo good….I wish I had the money to get something (I have around €3-4 left on my debit card, literally).

Posted on December 3rd, 2016, at 12:15 PM by Nick.

Oh, I was really surprised when I saw your comment because I was on your website yesterday – I just didn’t have the time to comment since I always read the posts before I say something.

I hope your life will get better. Really. I exactly know how you feel and to be honest, that’s the reason why I’m not blogging about my life anymore. I just don’t have much to say about what I’m doing because I actually don’t do anything special.

And to answer your questions:
1. Yes, I love december! When you go out and every window is shining and everything’s pretty and colorful.

2. Well, I could just repeat what Lucien said. On Christmas day my family all gathers for lunch and talk about everything and then exchange gifts afterwards.

3. Hm! Good question.

Anyway, have a nice day! :) <3

Posted on December 3rd, 2016, at 1:48 PM by Pim.

The new theme looks amazing it’s all Christmas-y and pretty. I love the falling snow 💞 The store looks good as well 😊

1. I like the holidays but not the weather it gets too cold here.
2. The holidays aren’t fun mostly quiet and lonely.
3. We don’t have traditions here everyone drifted apart and we just do our own thing inside the house. I’m not like the rich families out there.

Posted on December 3rd, 2016, at 5:32 PM by Maroon Caludin.

I adore your new theme! So Christmas like! And the colors are perfect!

I’m glad to hear your working on trying to feel better. Me too! I hope you have fun with your family!

Also some nice deals you got. Might consider them. XD

Posted on December 4th, 2016, at 3:08 PM by Jamie.

I love the new theme!

Some times being away from a close knit family can be hard. I know it was when I first moved out because I was and still am a daddy’s girl. Now, since I’ve been out on my own for a few years, I don’t mind it. The home sickness eventually will go away sooner or later.

I’m just glad to hear that you’ve been doing better. I haven’t talked to you in awhile and when I do, I am not sure you are receiving the messages or something. Don’t worry though, I know you’re going through something so I don’t get mad like that. Things happens for a reason, right?

I really like how you integrated your store’s theme with this one. It looks awesome.

Posted on December 5th, 2016, at 6:25 PM by Brice.

I love the new layout. It’s very Christmas-like, especially the falling snow.

I know what you mean. This past few months, I’ve been doing video projects for my two Multimedia classes. When I’m done with one project for one class, I have another project to do for another class. I can’t wait until the semester is over. I can just sit back and relax. Good luck on your exam. I hope you do well on it. I’m not sure if you have winter break or not. I guess certain colleges and universities are different. Hang in there. We’re almost done.

1. Do you like December? Yes because of Christmas.
2. What are you planning to do for Christmas? Open presents on Christmas Day. That’s about it.
3. What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Putting up the Christmas tree.

Posted on December 8th, 2016, at 6:18 AM by Jessica.

Yay! A new theme, which I absolutely adore. The falling snow is probably my favorite part – it puts me into the wintry spirit. The colors are Christmas-inspired, but the overall look doesn’t scream it at you – if that even makes sense. :)

As for your questions…I am currently indifferent to December. When I was younger, I despised the start of December as it meant that my best friend was older than me again – we’re the same age for seven weeks. :P It also meant that it was almost time for Winter/Christmas break, and I had to spend time with my younger brothers. *yuck*

As for what I am planning to do for Christmas, I currently have no plans. This isn’t to say that something won’t come up – I’ve discovered that a lot can change in a short amount of time, and likewise sometimes change can take longer than we’re hoping.

To be honest, I don’t think that I have a favorite holiday tradition. This is mainly because growing up – in a single parent household, the focus was more on keeping a roof over our heads than having a happy holiday season.

Anyhow, I am so glad that you are working towards getting better – even though sometimes it can be a long, tedious process and sometimes you have to deal with issues/situations that you’d prefer to avoid. I assure you that you’ll be a stronger version of yourself. <3

Posted on December 16th, 2016, at 9:26 PM by Cassidy.

I love the new theme! I saw it on my phone and I’m so proud of you for being able to achieve a responsive theme!

I’m glad that you started therapy and I really hope it helps. I was starting to get worried about you.

And hopefully being home with your family helps even more.

1. I love December. I love how it brings the holiday season and I love seeing all the Christmas lights that litter the streets. I just don’t like the cold.

2. I’m not planning anything major for Christmas. I’m just planning on spending it at home with my family and enjoying the time with them.

3. My favorite Christmas tradition…hmm…I would have to say traveling with my family to Washington D.C. to see the National Tree and the Capitol Tree. I love going to the city and I love seeing the lights.

Posted on December 20th, 2016, at 10:01 PM by Michelle.

No need to apologize. I’ve been gone from blogging, too. <3 Hugs. Feel better!

Posted on December 30th, 2016, at 8:51 AM by Claudine.

Cristina this theme is so cute! I love it. It looks and feels so festive :)

Oh I know how you feel about blogging but not having anything special to write about, that’s how I feel most of the time!

1. Do you like December?
– In Manila not really, but here in Taipei yes, because of the cold lol!

2. What are you planning to do for Christmas?
– I just had some kind of Christmas dinner with my roommate because I had to write some papers and do homework during the holidays.

3. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
– It’s more of a family tradition, really… My family holds parties every Christmas and New Year and we invite our close friends and family over to dine with us and sing karaoke. I look forward to it every year.

Posted on January 4th, 2017, at 4:21 AM by Cat.

I’m glad you’re seeing a therapist! I hope it helps and that you’ll feel better soon. I also hope you had a good holiday with your family!

Your theme really does remind me of Christmas! Red can be hard to use, but I like the darker red color in the background. Nice job on making it responsive!

Overall, I like December because I always take a break to relax and see my family. The downside is that it makes work more stressful because it’s the end of the quarter, and we have less time than usual.

Happy new year, by the way!