Holidays Are Hard This Year

Guess who once again forgot what day it was and is posting a day late? This lady. I try to write them the night before by the latest, but since I’ve been working from home off and on my days are all messed up. I realized it was Monday by 2 in the afternoon and I had a half finished blog post sitting in drafts.

Oh well. There are worst things this 2020 season.

But that got me thinking about the future of this blog and the awriterbee brand. I definitely will have to take the time before the end of the year to figure that out and let you know my plan. Until then here is a little post for before the holiday season.

Christmas is next week and honestly that doesn’t feel real. This entire year has turned things upside down and it doesn’t feel like it’s December (even if the weather tells me otherwise the past few days).

And I know that even with corona restrictions people are still getting together to celebrate. Or they have lived with these people all year and it’s just any other day.

For me Christmas was always great growing up. I loved everything about it.

But this year it’s a bit different. I’m honestly dreading every second of it. It’s impacting my day to day. I’m having trouble writing and planning and am feeling bummed.

The past few years have kind of created a divide in my family, and moving away made it worse.

I don’t want to go home for Christmas but I will…after making sure I isolate myself and protect myself as best I can from the virus to keep my family safe.

This year just doesn’t feel right

Ornaments on black background provided by Joanna Kosinska

And I know for a lot of you out there you feel the same. Either you are dreading Christmas, your year has just been shit, or you’ve been having a hard time doing what you love…like writing. I’m definitely there.

I get it. And I’m here for you…in the same boat, trying to get to shore.

It’s beend hard, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are vaccines rolling out and if you end up one of those first in line, please take it. For all of us.

So when Christmas comes next year it doesn’t feel as off. So we can get moving forward. So we can write again, freely and with enthusiasm.

This post is short and not exactly full of writing wisdoms, but December has been hard. We all need moments where we slow down.

This is mine.

Let me know what you hope to see on the horizon. Or if you have Christmas traditions that have kept the sorrow away this year. I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

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