Lights on the Christmas tree cast pine-branch shadows on the wall of my living room. Stockings are hung on our mantel at evenly spaced intervals. Spiral sparkly things are placed strategically to catch the light an add a bit of magic to an otherwise plain garland. Four Christmas trees and a topiary are within a twenty foot radius of me. I have one more tree to decorate for my Girl Cave, if I have time or inclination.
It’s 3:13 AM, Christmas Eve. It’s raining and I feel run down and a bit defeated by the holidays. My instinct is to skip over them and move on to New Year’s Eve and other events that I feel more emotionally prepared for.
Right now, I want the following for Christmas: a pile of people on my sofa, under blankets, watching ridiculous movies, eventual napping.
I hope that your Christmas and holiday season is everything that you want it to be. I hope that you have realistic expectations about your holidays. I hope that you have at least one person to hug in the next few weeks, and if you don’t, I hope that you are brave enough to venture out into the world and seek out human contact. I hope that the coming year brings better things than 2014. I hope that you find joy and happiness.
I hope that if you are, like me, a little blue right now… you’re embracing it and engaging in self-care like a boss.
So… drink tea, and be merry. For this is truly a wonderful time of year, whether you like it or not. It’s not about presents. It’s not about decorations. It’s about communal lifting of spirits and wanting the best for one another.
My love to all of my friends, family, and readers. Thank you for following me, tolerating me, supporting me, and uplifting me.
My Brain Hates Me will be on a break over the holidays, but I will try to squeeze in some video updates.
Love and light to you. God bless you. Peace and goodwill.
I wish everyone well in the coming year.