I was just doing some other updates and I realized it's been 3 weeks since I've posted something non-Secret Santa. Whoops! That kind of took over my RT presence for a while, and though it's still under way it has (at least temporarily) calmed down a bit. So hi there!
For those who just wrapped up their finals, congrats! Breathe easy for a little while, you've earned it.
For those heading into holiday gatherings that you'd really rather not be a part of for whatever reason, stay strong! It'll be over before you know it.
For those heading into holiday gatherings that you're looking forward to, have fun! Enjoy each others' company and cherish the time you have together.
For those who aren't doing anything special (like us), make it special! Use the time to come up with your own traditions, or enjoy the complete lack of expectations placed on you for the day and just enjoy being you.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, anything else, or nothing at all, I hope the end of the year brings you joy and peace.