Emotional level: 8

Mental level: 7

TODAY I LEARNED: “Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve been away from my other half for more than 8-12 hours. I must admit…it’s true what they say. Distance really does make the heart grow fonder. I miss him a lot, but he will be coming home very soon. Family gatherings for Christmas are about to commence and it’s time for the chaos to begin. For some it will be drama, and for others a good time will follow. Sometimes it’s a little mix of both, but for the most part, it’s a wild ride during the holidays.

Do you have that one person in your family that you just can’t stand? I do…and it’s hard to keep myself composed when I’m around them. I won’t say who, but considering all the things they’ve done…it’s hard not to feel resentful and yet, it’s Christmas, so shouldn’t I be forgiving and thankful? I suppose so, even if it’s damn hard. Forgiving always seems the route to go…no matter how difficult.

Honestly, I’m not a terrible person and I do try my hardest to get along with someone if they’re involved with my family or friends, but this year has been very trying. I’ve let go of more people this year than I ever have, but it’s been with good reason. 2018 has shown me the true faces of a lot of people. Honestly, I never thought things would be going the way they are now, but in all honesty, I couldn’t be happier. I have the people who truly love me in my life. The family and friends I have now compared to the previous years of “friends and family”. I’m super thankful and I won’t be taking any of them for granted. What a wonderful and challenging year it has been. Here’s to many, many, many more! ❤

Blessed Be )O(

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