Such a magical, special, beautiful time.
Glitter and glee everywhere.
A time full of love and laughter.
Family and friendship.
And for some- that extra special love that just makes this time of year burst with happiness and cheer.
Whether it’s a Boyfriend, Fiancé, or Husband, it’s just somehow perceived as “better” with that person.
But what do you do… if your single?
Because how is it that around the holidays being single, just feels even more prominent?
In front of the tree pictures.
Family gatherings have everyone paired off.
And there you are, alone.
Ugh, of course.
Here we go again.
And I’m supposed to be cheerful and happy?
I’m going to be really real here…
I’m not going to act like it doesn’t bother me.
It definitely does.
I love romance, I love the idea that two people can fall so much in love with each other that they realize they have the only one they want to be with, forever.
I have always felt that way.
In my heart of hearts, I love, love.
And being around so many people who have that, when I currently do not, definitely weighs on a girl.
And you start to question…will I ever get my chance? My guy? My moment? My love?
I’m sure many of you ladies can relate.
And I will admit there are moments within the holiday season where I will feel my heart ache, and I will wish I had that special guy sitting next to me holding my hand, or look over to see him chatting with my guy cousins (who are probably ranking on him, because that’s what they do). Or baking cookies and wishing I could ask his opinion, or someone to just do all the holiday greatness with- like shopping for gifts, seeing the Christmas lights, or visiting Rockefeller center, or helping me conquer my current fear of ice skating. Or simply just sitting on the couch watching Home Alone in Christmas PJ’s.
Now that I think about it, I’m quite sappy. Haha. But hey I don’t care. You can’t regret what you want, if it’s really something truthful in your heart. And that is the image I have in my heart when I think about being in love during the holidays.
But then I look around and I realize having a relationship would only add to my already happy holidays. My family is crazy. And every year feels the same. Stressful and rushed.
But I love my family. I love my holidays.
I love visiting family, going to church, baking goodies, exchanging gifts, sipping hot chocolate, eating my heart out.
I love dressing in silly t-shirts or ugly sweaters and other crazy accessories [See: antlers & Christmas light necklace], chatting with my cousins, playing with the kiddies, and still finding A Christmas Story Christmas Day Marathon to be the greatest thing ever.
I love our bootleg chimney with our old school stockings.
I love my best friend Christmas day I have every year with my best friend Roe!
I love the holidays.
And as much as I may have my moments of sadness at times, I don’t think I would want to ever take the memories I have away, even though I’m single.
Sometimes you have to look at what you do have, and focus on that, rather than focus on what you don’t have.
Happy Holidays, my singles, we got this! 😉