Even so, I obstinately persist in defining “the holidays” as beginning around Thanksgiving and ending soon after New Year’s Day. As an adult, I’ve generally found that these six weeks stir up challenging emotions, as well moments of joy and togetherness. Sometimes simultaneously.
It’s a “personal guide,” because it’s coming very much from my perspective, with the hope that others will connect with my specific bundle of experiences and observations. Perhaps most relevant to this endeavor is that I celebrate Christmas as a somewhat religious but mostly secular holiday, with a strong focus on family. And presents. And food.
Thanks much to Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare for agreeing that this endeavor was a good idea! And as always, for their support of Cracked [the blog] and Bipolar Girl Rules the World.