Christmas used to be my favorite time of the year. The smell of pine needles, sparkling lights, pretty decorations, Christmas carols, Christmas movies on repeat...
...and I'm an emotional wreck. I'm not alone either. Millions of people suffer from seasonal depression every year. I'm sure science has its facts, but here's my theory: Christmas used to be magical and felt like it lasted forever and today's Christmas season simply can't live up to that. Everyone's running around making sure they have presents for everyone, work life is nuts, and if you're alone, forget it. Attending Holiday parties alone or skipping them altogether, having noone to enjoy the decorations you spent hours putting up, no one to make Christmas cookies with. It's all around sad. And that stinks because I really do love the spirit of Christmas. So this is me trying my hardest to make the best out of a depressing situation.
So if you're struggling right now, you're not alone, you won't always feel like this and you're stronger than you think. Happy Holidays!