I have my tea, tunes and a couple of gifts to wrap. I feel pretty happy.
Being happy and solo at Christmas can be challenging: especially when I pay more attention to outside expectations than to my inside feelings. ❤
I've been doing the holidays solo for a lot of years. I've learned that honoring the wide range of feelings that occur around this emotionally charged season is my gift to myself.
- navigating lonely when holiday cards with family photos show up in my mailbox.
- making fun plans with friends.
- setting up the Pic n Save tree from my 1st apartment
- putting a Santa hat on the doll Mom made when I was 5.
Reminiscing is grounding. It helps me realize that everything changes. I don't know where I'm going to be next Christmas, but I do know this
I'm going to spend my time following my joy, wherever it leads.
In the spirit of all that is holy and lovely, Happy Holidays from my family to yours.