Christmas. It’s a bittersweet time of year for me.
While I embrace the reason for the season, my heart weighs heavy with grief whenever the first strains of Jingle Bells hit the airwaves. All I want for Christmas this year is a secluded cabin, a good book, and a Do Not Disturb sign on the front door. I need time alone. Time away from happy families and holiday cheer. Away from flashing lights and endless carols. Away from work parties and all things holly and jolly.