It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It can be!
The other day I had a conversation with a friend who has been experiencing a difficult year with family relationships and unexpected financial burdens. When the topic of the holidays came up in our conversation, my friend told me she has decided to forget about enjoying the holiday season this year and will hope for a better one next year.
No doubt this year is different. 2020 has brought many obstacles into all of our lives. Difficult relationships, medical diagnosis, financial burdens, isolation, cancelled events, and the threat of contracting Covid-19 are just some of the circumstances that have made this year challenging.
And now there are the holiday expectations
Expectations we hold for ourselves to do everything “just right.” Expectations to carry out traditions handed down from our past which creates an image of what our holiday “should” look like.