Yes, I’m spending the holidays alone. No, you don’t need to feel sorry for me.
It’s actually not sad. I’m serious.
Thanksgiving is approaching. So is Hanukkah. And then comes Christmas. It’s that time of year where the weather changes, people begin buying presents, and the thankfulness countdown begins on every social media outlet. This season also brings the prospect for the new year, which always offers hope and possibility for change and newness.
During the next 6 weeks, I’m not going to eat any turkey, I won’t light any candles, and I won’t unwrap any presents.
You don’t have to give me the obligatory invite to your family’s house. You don’t have to say, “<sigh> Oh really?? That’s so sad.”
DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR ME! There’s nothing to be sorry about.
This is what I have chosen. I’ve been given a handful of pity-invites, and I’m even considering attending a Friendsgiving. Instead of feeling sorry for me, think of all of the people who love me so much and wish that I could be at their house. That’s at least how I look at it. But again, I have chosen to be alone.
Spending the holidays alone is not a pity-worthy moment in one’s life. Most people have done it at some point in their lives. It’s a day to sleep in, to watch the Food Network, to spend time reflecting on the year, and to project for the next year. It’s also relaxing, and there is Z.E.R.O. drama. (If you have family, you know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you!!!)
And, besides, sometimes the best company if yourself.
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