How to Enjoy the Holiday Season When You Feel Lonely

holiday season enjoy

For a long time, I didn’t celebrate holidays at all.  My family didn’t decorate the house or dress up or play holiday tunes while I was growing up.  I would look to friends in awe off their family’s traditions and celebrations and long for something special.  It wasn’t until I was in high school that my family started to get together with extended family for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  As a kid, I had established expectations from movies of what the holidays should look like.  Now, I find myself in a rushed state of activity that I worry the holidays will just blow past me before I get a chance to sit down.  The thing is, there are a handful of qualities that make the holidays special. 

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Peanut Power Cookie Skillet

peanut power cookie skillet

What do you guys look for in friends? Personally I look for qualities like: day people as opposed to night owls. Also, my friends need to be accepting and at least slightly interested in the same indie romance movies as myself. Oh, and they must love peanut butter. Hmm am I being too particular? Maybe that’s why it’s just me at home eating this skillet cookie…

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1 Bowl GF + V Pumpkin Cookies

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When I was younger, my mom used to bake up cookies every few weeks to feed the sweet tooth that my sister and I had.  As a kid, nothing was better than a glass of milk and a belly full of cookies.  YES.  I had no self-restraint and never stopped at just one.  Homemade cookies are best when fresh so I would eat 4-5 that first day…and the second day…and maybe just two or three after that…if there were still any cookies left.

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