Mental illness and the holidays

26 Dec

As someone who struggles with feelings of emptiness and loneliness the holidays can be rough. Also throw in time with a family where relations can be tense.

This year was different for me, though I did have a couple rough days in the season it wasn’t unbearable. The family drama seemed non existent this year. I did have times surrounded by people where I felt lonely. But, for the most part I decided what I wanted to do. I did a lot if baking. Hosted a holiday party. Made some homemade gifts. And gave to those in need as well as family and friends.

But I remember holidays past. And I know I’m lucky having a bio family to celebrate with even if they can be annoying. I still get saddened that I don’t have a family of my own. Although I got to spend time around the people that are important to me and that’s the best gift of all.

One Response to “Mental illness and the holidays”

  1. manyofus1980 January 29, 2015 at 4:58 AM #

    I just saw this in my email. I never read it for some reason I saved it. I’m glad the holidays were good for you this year. Making new memories of the holidays and what they mean to you is so important. XX

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