12.21.2010

Blue Christmas....

Well, I'm still working on a cheery Holiday post for all of you. But it isn't done yet, so in the meantime I have a holiday themed downer instead. (I know I know, opposite of festive... sorry.)

I've come to the conclusion that the Holidays are the best time to get dumped. In light of two of my dear friends recently getting news that they'll be spending Christmas solo, I've been forced (as the friend who gives advice) to look at the bright side of things. The funny thing is, I've actually come to believe my own words. Think I'm crazy? Hear me out:

1. If there is one good time to be alone, it's when you're surrounded by friends and family. Being alone alone sucks. Being alone during a time where you get extra love from those closest to you, doesn't. They've flown in, driven down, maybe even taken a little extra time off work to be with you. Love that. Live that. At the very least it will help take your mind off things, and at the very most, you'll realize how lovable you really are.

2. If there is one time to be single, it's under the mistletoe. Okay okay, maybe that's a bit too soon. But what I'm saying is, why not start the new year independent and having fun? That saying about "how you spend new year's eve is how you'll spend the rest of the year" is a load of crap. You'll spend the year the way you decide to, make the most of it and the most will come back to you.

3. Winter means hibernation. Hibernation means quiet. Sometimes the quiet and staying in of the season allows for things like self reflection and improvement. Take some time to get to know you this holiday season. Think about what went wrong, think about what you need. Take some time off, mentally, and you might find that whatever happened, happened for a reason.

... See? Not so crazy hunh?

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