With Christmas behind us and the New Year upon us this is a time of year is usually a time to reflect on the things that happened in the past year. Well this isn’t one of those blog posts that I am writing about today. You’ve probably read enough of that content anyways. While you are sipping the left over eggnog and eating week old Christmas cookies I wanted to ask you what is the best Christmas gift that you ever received? This is an unusual diversion from the content that you normally read on this site but I think you’ll like it.
The best Christmas gift I ever received was a Contra Smith typewriter when I was a kid. Coming downstairs on Christmas morning and seeing it by the chimney left me speechless. My younger kid brother, Ryan, I am sure didn’t get it but to me this was the best gift I could ever receive at Christmas. Keep in mind guys and girls, this was before the internet, before I had my own computer and before I even knew what blogging was. I was a pretty creative kid always interested in creating art, design, creative writing (I was a terrible speller when I was a child and had to really work at it) and other various ventures.
I was shy and awkward as a pre-teen and writing was one outlet that I used and receiving that typewriter was amazing. I would spend nights typing away on the keys, listening to music and creating writing. It was magical. Okay, I admit it I was what people call a “Nerd” and these days I don’t mind that but at the time I did. Getting this typewriter was amazing as a kid and even though these days I do all my work from a laptop it taught me how to type, how to edit what I write and how to write creatively. What was the best Christmas gift that you’ve ever received?
Happy New Years to Everyone out there and see you in 2012!