As a child holidays were fun.
I loved nothing more than visiting my aunts homes and playing with my cousins. I loved who my mom became when she was around her sisters My aunts and my mom seemed happy to be together. I would see my mother grinning and laughing loud.
But when family gatherings became a place to rank and rate and compare I started feeling less and less interested in being involved in family holiday gatherings.
Gatherings some feel obligated to host, and some folks feels forced to attend.
Not only are they difficult to endure, but the holidays are also like a bridge between the fall to the worst part of the winter.
The family holiday events I’ve attended are nothing at all like the idyllic ones I see on TV.
I’m sure no one’s holiday gathering is at all like how it is on TV. Or maybe it is, there’s lots going on TV nowadays.
My Sagittarius birthday is nestled in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the holidays are extra hard for me.
Because birthdays and holidays are pressure-filled events.
I get to get it all over with at the same time of the year, so I guess there’s that to be grateful for.
During the late fall early winter, I feel all this pressure.
Real or imaginary, I feel it. [Read more…] about Holiday Season