I used to feel a let down in January after the hustle and bustle of the holidays were over. But at the same time, I also felt a tremendous relief because they were over and life would be quieter for a bit without dealing with relatives overload! It’s hard to deal with family issues when we are forced into situations because of traditions set long ago. Because it’s expected that you are going to be with your family, no matter how all get along together. We just had to suck it up for the holiday season. Grin and bear it!
I’ve decided that I will probably be changing it up next Christmas, so I don’t foresee having no choice but to be obliged to be with my family next year. Although we survived it this year, I’m ready for a change up next year and I am anxiously awaiting a change in my life for the better. Because I’m taking control! Already a friend has invited the kids and me to Florida for next Christmas and I’m seriously thinking of taking her up on it. It’s fun to think about at least – whether we do it or not. I’m not telling the kids right now because there’s no need to put any more pressure on them. As it is, they are still angry about Christmas and ex and his family so I’m just going to let things die down to a quiet roar before I change up any holidays. And really, who knows what our lives will be like in a year. That’s a long time for things to change and develop and for once in my life, I’m anticipating change as good!
I hope your holidays were good, that the relatives behaved and that your life is returning to quiet normality. Enjoy the calm because Valentine’s Day is coming! Three cheers for love!