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    trapped in the worst timeline just owls's Avatar
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    Last Christmas was barely 3 months after my mom died and I tried to kill myself and had no support system. This year had to be better. My good friends really showed up this year and made sure I did not feel alone, even though I physically was. I'm very grateful to have them in my life, and that I was honest and told them how I needed support last year and didn't get it from them. They listened. It was still a shitty, shitty day that I just wanted to sleep through, but I didn't want or try to kill myself, so it was a win overall. My bar is low.

    to everyone who had an awful day.

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    Oh. I forgot to mention that my 26 year old cousin died the day after my cat. She had a heart surgery and then had complications after and fucking died. What the fuck. We weren't close but I am crushed for my aunt and my dad's family, even though there has been estrangement. My feelings about them all are hella complicated but NO ONE deserves to lose a child, much less now. She was so very young.

    Oh and the day my cat died I was waiting by the phone bc my best friend had thyroid cancer surgery (she is fine, thank god).

    IT WAS GREAT A+++++ HOLIDAY

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    ^I no longer take any surgery lightly even the so called routine ones. My mom nearly died* due to complications following hernia surgery four years ago.

    I'm sorry Kari. When it rains, it pours!

    *This happened around Thanksgiving 2013.
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    I'm so so sorry that everyone is having such a shit time this holiday season. It's just about impossible to sit down and think quietly about this kinda stuff when everyone around you is beating themselves to death with that happy, phony Christmas stick. Please try to hang in there.

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    Sending big to everyone who is hurting right now. For whatever it's worth, I have a listening ear for anybody who wants to DM to vent.

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    The bar for this year's Christmas was pretty low after the shittiness dealt by 2016 (my aunt, mother and brother-in-law dying within three months of each other), and in that perspective, Christmas was pretty decent. Even my sister bringing her terrible boyfriend was offset by (hold on to your seats) the boyfriend SEEING THE (UNHAPPY) GHOST OF MY MOTHER IN THE KITCHEN AT NIGHT. I'm legit delighted. Way to come back, Mum.*

    * I'm reserving judgment on whether it was truly my mother's ghost or if he was just having hallucinations after some drugs he took. Whatever. Happy Holidays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    I'm so so sorry that everyone is having such a shit time this holiday season. It's just about impossible to sit down and think quietly about this kinda stuff when everyone around you is beating themselves to death with that happy, phony Christmas stick. Please try to hang in there.
    That's precisely it! I have had a few years since becoming a mom when I really felt Christmasy, but I didn't feel the need to beat everyone over the head with it! I just wanted to create happy memories for my daughter. I firmly believe it's best to do that year round and not put so many expectations on one day!
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    My grandmother fell out her bed and had 3 seizures Christmas Eve. Fuck this Christmas.
    -time moves both ways-

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    fights battles for no one Nora's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    I'm so so sorry that everyone is having such a shit time this holiday season. It's just about impossible to sit down and think quietly about this kinda stuff when everyone around you is beating themselves to death with that happy, phony Christmas stick. Please try to hang in there.
    Yes this, all of this. There are so many expectations around the holiday season that it's impossible to manage even if you don't have shit going down. Take care of yourself.

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    We are talking about going out of town next year to somewhere warm for the holidays since we don't celebrate them anymore. If everyone is healthy I think that's what we'll do. The HIGH is 10F here today.

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    Thank you so much to the people who reached out to me over the last few days - I'm doing much better now, although still in the weeds a bit. No longer having crying meltdowns in the back of ride-shares to pop mixtapes!

    My heart goes out to everyone else in this thread, especially those dealing with health issues and loss. It's been a really shitty year for so many people and I hope we all pull through.

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    Dukes up, people.

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