The month of December is already upon us and by the time tomorrow is over, we would be in the last days of the year. Yet, I still don’t have any plans concerning how this upcoming will be for me. If I’m being honest, I’m kind of confused about how I should spend it because from the way I see it, it can go any way at all and at this point, I’m game for however the wind blows.
It’s not like there are no options for me. There are, what’s making everything a bit hard is the fact that I have to choose, and then with that decision-making in my hands, it has become really slowed down as a result.
Like I said, I’m a bit confused. I’m considering going to Lagos to spend the holidays, but then, I can just as easily go home to my village and attend the masquerade festival. I attended it last year, but I was not able to really enjoy it because it started really late and everything was rushed, so I can only hope that this time around they’ll do better on the delivery.
Or then, I could decide to just stay right here and celebrate Christmas alone. At the moment, it seems like a really awesome idea. Because Christmas can be a really noisy season with a lot of work that has to be done. Whether I go to Lagos or to the village, know that they’ll use work to finish me there! A lazy boy like me would have to work hard for every Christmas rice and chicken that I would have to eat. And right now, I have to admit that I’m not looking forward to it.
But then, there are perks to traveling. If I decide to stay here, I would be alone in a season where I should be surrounded by friends and loved ones. For an introvert, it’s something I’m used to. But then, seeing as I’m that way for the entire year, it might be a good idea to just mingle and relate with others for a change. Whether it’s
in Lagos or my village.
Right now, the village seems like the more interesting choice because the Christmas season there can be very colorful. Apart from the masquerade festival, it’s the one time of the year when everyone returns home, both in the diaspora and other parts of the country, so there will always be people to visit and fun to be had. Which is one of the perks of life in the village.
On the flip side, my Christmas in Lagos would be spent mostly with friends and on trips. I would be on the Mainland, but the hotspots we would be frequenting are far apart. From Ikeja to Ikoyi and the other islands. The fun never stops until your bank account hits red! That’s the only downside to Christmas in Lagos, it can be really expensive! Funny enough though, Christmas is one of the best times for travel within Lagos because the traffic is always sweet. Especially during New Year!
Although restaurants, beaches, and hotels are always jam-packed with people on these days (something that makes me avoid them like a plague during festive seasons), I feel that the Christmas season suffers less traffic than any other time of the year. Which is just beautiful. But like I said, your money will determine how exactly your Christmas in Lagos will be.
So, you can see that I’m in a bit of a pickle. December is almost here and I’m yet to make a choice, something I have to do because our exams are already on as I speak to you and we’d be done by the end of the first week of December and I need a clear path to take by then.
Either way, I look forward to whatever the season will have in store. I’m sure that when the time comes, I’ll make the decision I feel is best for me at the time. So, what do you think it’ll be? Will I go to Lagos, go to my village or stay right here??!!