Along with many people, the Holidays are difficult for me. It seems like no matter what your actual job is, everyone’s second job during December is to be filled with Holiday Cheer™, and those who fail earn rebukes from those around them. In some ways, I think this year looks to be a little easier than in years past, primarily due to the fact that everyone is at least a little depressed due to the Pandemic. So for some that means feeling allowed to let it show this year, instead of pasting on a fake smile and drowning in tinsel. But for others, who may be experiencing true depression for the first time, they may overcompensate by exploding with Festival Merriment™ and expecting others to do the same. So here is my gift to you, though we have never met. I am giving you permission to be sad.
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