It’s like when you turn the valve and you hear the release of steam and then the pressure level immediately drops; it’s exactly like that. When the holidays are over, it’s an immediate pressure release, as if all of the obligations just end.
I love the holidays, but some are more stressful than others and for some reason this Christmas was a stressful one for me. I was very fortunate and while I don’t wish it away, I am relieved that it’s over.
It turned colder overnight and my attention has drifted to the tent cities and all of the people in them trying to stay warm. I remember when I was in a dark place, doing what I had to in order to survive. It’s scary and the constant struggle drains the life from you. I need to buckle down now that the holidays are over and get back to work on my housing idea.