The holidays. While this time of year can be a joyous one, and it can also be difficult. The year is coming to a close, and with darkness taking over the light, we can find ourselves in circumstances that bring up a lot of discomfort or unease. With the rushing madness of gifts, parties and family time, you may find yourself more stressed out that renewed. I tend to be more of an introvert, so too much family time is a sure fire way for me to want and hide in a cave for a week to recover.
To anyone who might be feeling out of sorts, going through a breakup or deep personal transformation, know that you are not alone. In the way you feel, and also in your life. I myself, am finishing an arduous year, and have been through more uncertainty in the last few months, than I can recall. I’ve been challenged to face the darkest parts of myself, clean out the cobwebs of my past and find my own voice in a culture and society that prefers conformity. Give yourself the time and space to take care of you and your needs, and allow the experience to pass. It can seem like an eternity, but it eventually will. This is still something I’m working on, but I’m ready to take the lessons I’ve learned, the ones I’m still learning and whatever curriculum I have ahead of me into 2016; with continued clarity, depth and truth.
However you choose to spend your holiday, be it with family, friends or solo, know that you are a soul having a human experience. Learn to ride the ups and downs, for it is the journey.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :)