Christmas 2k17

Merry Christmas, if you celebrate it!

I’m feeling good about Christmas, and the holiday season in general, this year. It’s still a bit of a rough time for me and I expect that it will continue to be so for a while to come, but I’ve come so far since a few years ago when I had yet to seek out help for my mental health. The dark and the cold and the societal expectation of constant cheer can be difficult to manage, but I’m doing so much better now.

I’ve had a good break from school so far, filled with reading and writing and family time and tea drunk out of a giant mug that says “Meow-y Christmas!” I’ve been making an effort to fill each day with something, because being productive in even the smallest ways helps me to fight off those creeping feelings of depression. And it’s so relaxing to not have to think about school at all for a month.

I’m much more happy this time of year than I used to be – and knowing that makes me even happier.

About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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