I can't say that I didn't feel like sobbing out loud this morning when I had to wake up at the ungodly hour of 6am. And not just because it's so damn early and so cold, or the fact that The Fiancé was still in a deep snooze in our cozy bed, totally oblivious to my early morning pity-party. Yes, all those things make my bottom lip quiver as well, but mostly because it's Christmas, and I had to head out to work like it's just some normal day in May.
No matter how much I complain and wallow in self-pity though, Christmas isn't, and probably won't ever be, a public holiday in Taiwan. Even though many foreigners get the day off work, some of us still need to punch the clock like any other day. So, please enjoy Christmas Day with your loved ones, you don't know how lucky you are. I would give ANYTHING to be with my family today! At least I finish work at 4:30pm and can spend the rest of Christmas Day with The Fiancé.
Don't feel too bad for me though, get back to your festive cheer, presents, ugly Christmas sweaters, food and family. I'll just be over here, chasing after a bunch of unruly 7-year olds who has no idea why Teacher Liesl isn't smiling today...