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heartbroken_kk posted 12/25/2013 11:16 AM

I'm an adult survivor of a dysfunctional catholic family that decided half way through my childhood to stop going to church.

I never much cared for church (as a social place) or religion as I was always a skeptic and just didn't believe. Christmas became a three week long period of begging and hinting and feeling hopelessly poor--all about gifts. I grew to hate it.

Now I've lived more than half my life as an atheist and I'm very happy that way. At some point we called a truce on gift giving and agreed to just get together for a meal. That was a huge relief.

Partly because of modest income, parly due to conscious choice, I live simply, making do without many things. I recently put 97% of my things in storage and moved into an RV which I have parked off the grid in a remote wooded place in the mountains. I landed a part time job in the mountains near here so although I'm less than an hour from the hub of Silicon Valley I rarely go there. It is lone-some, quiet, serene, and simple.

Today I am planning a mountain bike ride and expect to greet friends on the trail. I'm bringing the dog to run, and a turkey sandwich.

I don't have to go to STBXWHNPDPAFTG's mom's house and eat her awful food in her filthy house.

I'm alone (well I have my furbaby who is ready to rock and roll ears a flappin') on December 25th; I'm not giving or getting gifts, and I'm ok.

Peace on earth!

nowiknow23 posted 12/25/2013 11:31 AM

I'd wish you peace, but it sounds like your soaking in it already. Enjoy your day with your furbaby.

cayc posted 12/25/2013 11:33 AM

You have your own little slice of heaven - if you'll pardon the religious-based analogy lol. I think it sounds lovely. Have a great ride today!

Merry Christmas!

Williesmom posted 12/25/2013 12:01 PM

Sounds like an awesome day.

FaithFool posted 12/25/2013 12:03 PM


Sad in AZ posted 12/25/2013 13:55 PM

I had a similar upbringing, kk; then had the X's religion (and all the dysfunction that went along with his family.) I'm happy with the universe now.

No gifts here either; living somewhat simply (can't give up my yarn & fabric!) I'd love to take a hike, but it was 9 degrees this morning and I have to go into the lab to remove specimens from the incubator, so I'm just going to catch up on some paperwork, then come home & cook my duck (better than cooking my goose?)

Enjoy your solitude, but don't become a hermit; you're too interesting and nice a person to do that!

Elektra posted 12/25/2013 21:26 PM

Ride on kk! No need for Silicon is any thing but peaceful these days.

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