But anyway, now I'm in the Caribbean. It's not the same, but I'm making it work.
Here's how I'm doing it:
1. I'm knitting like crazy for Christmas this year. There aren't many things that get me in the holiday mood quite like knitting wintery gifts.
2. I've made our cabin into a winter wonderland thanks to a few DIY decorations, some Glade Christmas scented room spray, and the She & Him Christmas album that I've had on repeat ever since I discovered its existence last week.
3. Our ship also sponsored a gift-giving event at an elementary school in Jamaica, and I signed up to go to the school and help hand out the presents. It was so fun to see how the kids were; it didn't seem to matter which toy they received, they were just elated to be receiving a gift. I feel lucky to work for a company that does charity events like this every Christmas, and I also feel lucky to participate in the spreading of holiday cheer. It was pretty awesome.
It's turning out that I love this time of year regardless of the climate, and I can't wait for Christmas to finally come!
What are you doing to get into the holiday mood?