Sometimes, my holidays are festive like the above picture suggests. There are ornaments, cheerful tidings, and bright displays abounding in proper end-of-year ceremony. Those years are kind of fun, because they provide a fitting end for a year, a chance to have a proper perspective on things. But sometimes, my holiday spirit is lacking.
Besides this being a horrible year for celebrities dying (I mean, FFS 2016, knock it off), I’ve been dealing with an extended melancholy in general. Dealing with it has been tiring, and so I’ve slacked off from other things. Ever since I figured out how to look at my blog stats, I can almost measure my mood based on posts per month. If I measure it in that manner, then I’ve been struggling with this for about 8 months (perhaps even a full year).
I mention all of this to point out that I’ve been incredibly derelict in wishing other people well, and specifically averse to actually getting back to people in comments. This isn’t because I’m not around anymore; it’s because I’m just going through rough mental waters. Fortunately, I can do something about the former right now.
Happy Holidays to everyone this year (what little left we have of it). More importantly, the new year is coming up soon, so maybe we all can earn a reprieve from 2016. It can fade away into the history books, and maybe 2017 will have better things in store.