I know it's been a while since I last posted. Grad school was kicking my a$$ for a little bit and I had to be MIA on the blog to focus on class (yay.). But it is officially Christmas break which means I can finally take some time to focus on SoupScribbles again :)
It's been a crazy year, and I know a lot of people are tired from work, school, and just life in general. I know there's been some moments where the Holidays feel a little less cheerful than usual, and that's understandable. A lot has been happening and it's alright to feel drained.
Maybe burnt-out, even.
I definitely know that feeling.
So I just wanted to say, when you're out and about and see all the Christmas lights and decorations and merry-looking people, and notice that you feel a little blue compared to the happiness of the Holidays, don't worry. It's alright to take some time for yourself this Holiday season. It's alright if you have to take a breath and just exist for a moment before you can get festive.
2022 has been a long, exhausting ride for a lot of people. We've had ups and downs, both globally and personally, and the year may not have turned out the way you wanted. Being a human is hard, and life is full of tough moments.
And it's perfectly normal to not be in the Christmas spirit on command, there's no reason to be guilty about it. The Holidays can bring up intense feelings; pain, grief, loss, regret. Let yourself feel those feelings completely.
Then, when you're ready, let yourself feel the equally strong and important feelings of joy, togetherness and love. There's always a bright side to things, even if they're hard to see at the moment. Don't stress over not being able to find it right away, just let yourself be.
Go at your own pace, and do what you can do. Even if it's something as simple as hanging one Holiday decoration.
And in the meantime, I'll be here for you.