Navigating the Holidays

It is currently a week and a half before Thanksgiving, and 6 weeks before Christmas. I am already listening to Christmas music, planning holiday events, and single handedly keeping Starbucks in business with peppermint mochas.

But, there have been years that I haven’t felt this joy and anticipation for the holidays. And it’s HARD to not be feeling it, when it seems like everyone else is in the “holiday spirit.” Know that you’re not alone. Despite what it may feel like, and the lies that you may be telling yourself, you are not alone. You are seeing the “highlight reel” of everyone else’s life on social media, and that doesn’t tell the whole story. One of my favorite Matt Chandler quotes is “It’s okay to not be okay. It’s just not okay to stay there.”

So, for the next 6 weeks, I’m going to be posting a blog series about “Navigating the Holidays.” Follow along for insights, tips, encouragements, personal stories, etc. If you have a question or an idea for a post, I’d love to hear from you! Share away!

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