A month of writing prompts: Bloganuary Entry #1

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What is a road trip you would love to take?

I’m being a little bit of a Johnny-come-lately these days. I’ve spent the last week recovering from a medical procedure, so I’ve had some hours to kill. And what better way to kill time than by watching cheesy Christmas movies that I didn’t watch before the holiday? I managed to avoid them all holiday season but for the past week, I just can’t seem to get enough.

You know the movies. They all have a very similar formula. An overworked woman in a less-than-satisfying relationship somehow finds herself in a cute little town just in time for Christmas, where she encounters an eligible bachelor or single dad who isn’t looking for love, but can’t resist falling in love with said aforementioned, overworked woman. Or some variation thereof. Mishaps and glances ensue, love is found, and somehow by the end, Christmas spirit is restored everywhere. **cue the jingle bells**

Not that I’m looking for love or that I’m in a bad relationship, but the road trip itself always seems super adorable. The cute little town, the shops, the friendly locals, the mayor that always seems to hang out in the local coffee shop, I love it all. I feel like I’ve always been on a search for the idyllic friendly small town complete with an apothecary, a bakery, and a local inn. The weather always seems perfect, even when it snows. The town folk always seem so kind and there always seems to be the best spot on earth for viewing the stars.

Everyone knows everyone, you can easily bike everywhere…I know places like this rarely exist but idk…the fantasy of it all just makes me so happy. Aside from the one person in the movie who lacks the Christmas spirit, most people are good-hearted and generous. And I think that’s what I truly enjoy so much about these super cheesy road trip Christmas movies. It’s nice to imagine places where the biggest conflict is how they will manage to rescue the old light house. The town’s oldest citizen is best friends with the kid with the paper route. If you forget your wallet, the cashier just puts it on your tab because they know you’re good for it. Kindness, simplicity, and people who care about each other…that’s what I love best about these Christmas road trip movies.

So really, it doesn’t matter where the road trip goes to, it’s more about the general destination…the friendly and quaint town that encourages love and throws an awesome Christmas. This is my cup of tea.

What is your ideal road trip? And do you love cheesy Christmas movies? I gotta know. lol.

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justamarylandgirl

I'm a Maryland girl, cat owner, and music lover. I'm awkward and introverted and totally flawed, and learning to be ok with it all. Share this journey with me as I write about the various things I love about my state, my random ponderings, and this life of mine.

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