So I ask, is there any good holiday advice out there? I've been looking into travel, but I fear that if I go someplace alone I'll just feel more lonely. Volunteer tourism costs a fortune and I really can't take the four weeks that most of it requires. Ugh.
That was 7 years ago and I have had the same tradition since; whether it is with a friend, BF or by myself.
Whatever you do, just be good to yourself.
In the beginning I was lucky enough to have pitty invites from family to share their meals but my state of mind was so low that I was miserable. But as the years have passed and I am emotionally better, I enjoy being invited out. I know I'm better company than I was at first. Now I'm not obsessing about what I missed.
My advice is to do what YOU want to do. Do something to make yourself happy every day.
Me too. Coming up on the first holiday season myself. Dread, dread, dread, dread, dread. Dread. I'm one of those people posting just to let you know you're not alone. I feel the same way you do, and there will be a bunch of us out there struggling through it just like you. I'm trying to accept that this first one will be the worst - it has to be. It can only get better.
But the best posts are the ones from people like Pippy and Irish girl. Thank you both! Voices from the other side. We'll make it.