Maybe some people will find this sad, but the holidays barely register with me anymore. I always feel like, “Oh, that holiday is this weekend?” Except for perhaps Thanksgiving and Christmas, I actually find it odd when people ask if I am planning to celebrate. It all just sort of washes over me, and if anything, I feel relief that I don’t have another thing on my “to do” list.
One thing I do enjoy about the holidays, however, is that a popular dance teacher in town hosts a large, extra-long, all-levels dance class, complete with live music, every holiday (including Christmas). It’s both festive and inclusive, and that is something I can celebrate!
Hi bitter, I know what you mean. I’m single now and live on my own. Apart from Christmas and even to some extent Christmas, I view these holidays and long weekends simply as time off work and free time to be enjoyed in the same way I enjoy my regular weekends e.g. going to a museum, decorating my home, planting my garden. It’s rare that I do something holiday specific other than enjoy a glass of champagne or spend a bit longer preparing food and cooking for one. Also – you’re moving back to your former city. Which city is that? S.
Well said regarding the holidays.
I haven’t revealed the city, but it’s a hip, mid-sized place.
That’s wonderful about the dancing! I’d consider that very fun, especially if I knew the people and could chit chat and laugh.
Easter has always been a very mellow holiday for me. It doesn’t have the same emotional import of Christmas, Thanksgiving or even the 4th of July.
I consider a holiday well celebrated if I have some good conversation, sharing and laughter. It’s funny how many forms that can come in.