And if you aren't --- well, then what's the matter with you?? You should be getting right on that!*
*Getting right on that -- working on making that happen immediately
I don't know about you, but I really don't enjoy shopping. Nowadays online shopping is about all I can handle lol. I also have a hard time buying for others. I mean, I don't know what you need -- you should!
The holidays, as in life, there abounds plenty of 'shoulds.'
You should be jolly.
You should be spending up the wazoo --- on other people, no less!
You should be happy and look fabulous while doing it.
You should have tons of friends and a romantic partner and 2.5 kids and a golden retriever.
(The golden retriever I could be on board with).
I'm here to tell you, it's OK TO NOT FEEL JOLLY----
OF EVERY DAY
IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
There isn't anything wrong with you if you're not!
We had a lovely journaling gathering in Boston this week. We talked about self-care during the holidays, which will be the topic of next week's posts.
But meanwhile this week, if you could just sit with your non-jolly feelings and give them a place to be and come out, I would be SO happy. Preferably in your journal, but if you'd like to sit and meditate or cry in bed --- totally do that too! Let me know how it goes!