Kate Bollard

Happy Holidays To You! x

Tis the season and all that jazz!

I find this time of the year hard on so many levels. It’s a time we are somewhat forced to be jolly, you know cause it’s Christmas and all.
I’m not a Christmas person, which I know kills my mother a little inside. My mum and grandmother use to decorate like crazies when I was growing up. Each house was like a Christmas cave, with a real tree and all that jazz. It was fun as I was growing up. But when I hit mid-twenties I lost my Christmas spirit. I always joke that I became jaded and bitter. I had some real life situations happen and it made me stop seeing the joy and fun of Christmas, to be honest. As the years continued on, Christmas after Christmas…Things never changed. I ‘Do’ Christmas for my Mum cause I know it means a lot to her. But it’s made me think…Am I the only one who’s not a fan?

I wonder if when the time comes and I have my own family, will my joy be back? When I’m married and we share our first Christmas together? When I’m Pregnant and We have our first baby together? When we are our very own little family together, will I find my jolly spirit again?

I know when families come together it can be a hard time. The questions, the answers, the pressures, living up to expectations and what you have accomplished in a year. It’s a stressful time. It’s an emotional time. For some, A year has passed and they haven’t really seen their family. Relationships may have changed, New partners or they are now single. Financially the stresses of losing a job, buying a house etc make gift giving that little bit harder.

Just Breathe. It’s an emotional time of the year with crazy energies. But it’s ok. And if you find yourself not in a good head place, talk to someone. Lifeline is only a call away. Vent what you need to vent. They are there to help and listen. And sometimes all you need is someone to listen to you.

I wish you all a very happy holiday! Whatever you are doing, whoever you are spending time with… Just remember it is just another day at the end of the day. The sun will rise and set in the evening. Smile. Take a moment and breathe and enjoy your Sunday Funday!

Peace & Love

KB xx

If you feel like you need to talk, here are some links to help. xx

LifelineBeyondBlueBlack Dog InstituteKids Help Line

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