Feeling the Post-Holiday Blues

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Hey everyone!

As the holidays are over and done with now, I'm slowly starting to feel that post-holiday emptiness creep upon me. Just a couple weeks ago there were bright, glittering lights hung up on every street corner. Red was the number one color of choice. Christmas music blared from radios in cars, restaurants, and stores. There was a lot of commotion around holiday shopping and getting the perfect gifts for your close family and friends. Now that it's all over, it just feels sort of empty. As if the world around me is lost without the busy holiday cheeriness continually vibrating amongst us for the past couple months.

I'm not someone who loved the holidays that much to begin with. You see, with holidays comes a lot of stress. Holiday season has been idealized and commercialized to the point where I just don't feel it as much anymore as I did when I was younger. Call me the Grinch, but I'm sure there are some of you out there who get what I mean.

Yet, now that it's over, it's like I'm missing something. I guess you never really notice something until it's gone. The days seem bleaker than usual. I'm just goin through life in the same old, same old routinely fashion. Despite how much of a Grinch I can get, I do miss that holiday vibe.

Not to mention I dread the early months of the year because of Valentine's day. That just sticks the nail in the coffin for me. I'm not someone who likes Valentine's day. So first they took away the holiday stuff, now they replace it with pink hearts, chocolates, and teddy bears? No thank you.

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January can be such a bleak month. Yeah sure we make our new year's resolutions and its all about self-improvement and fresh starts, but in reality we're all suffering from the post-holiday blues and are trying to find something to fill that hole. Nice try January, too bad you're just December's not-so-cool younger sibling. You're not fooling anyone. I see through your lies. But I applaud you for your efforts.

I can't wait for Easter to arrive. I don't celebrate it, but the decorations are less nausea-inducing and the energy is definitely better than February's annoying V-Day. Sorry I'm coming off as such a hater right now. Not trying to insult anyone who loves Valentine's Day!

That lull after the holidays is just hitting me hard. Though I'm happy with the new year and other stuff, this time of year always feels the most depressing to me. Is it just me? What do you guys think bout January?

How is your year starting off for you so far? How are you feeling now that the holidays are over? 

Comment down below how you feel bout Valentine's Day!

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks for reading!

Til next time,

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