Sometimes during the holidays we get super stressed out because of extra holiday bills, unforeseen bills, spending time with different family personalities, societal and family expectations, must I go on? The holidays are supposed to be a time of “joyfulness” and “cheer”.

Disclosure Alert

The holidays are not easy for me. I’m just going to be flat out honest about my holiday situation each year. I have 2 pets and their vet bills are INSANE between the months of October-January. I’m talking $650+ each month on vet bills alone. Mix it with my regular monthly living expenses, plus my monthly and annual business expenses being due…

A few weeks ago one of my cousins decided to take her own life. While I was around her a lot as a child, it still hurts me because this is how I remember her: as a child. I was crying for a few days because of so many emotions that were hitting me all at once.

Inside each of us are children wanting to be loved.

Which brings me to the point of my message:

How are you doing given the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Do you have a strong support system?

If not, I highly encourage you to EVALUATE YOUR PEER SUPPORT SYSTEM because the holidays are a tough time for a lot of people. When you have a positive support system through healthy friendships and relationships, it makes the holiday season better to get through each year.

Are You Too Hard On Yourself?

What we sometimes see on TV and in the movies about how we are supposed to feel each holiday season is not real life. But everyone just eats it up as if this is what we are expected to live up to during this time of the year.

I’m here to remind you that it’s perfectly okay to give yourself permission to give yourself a break. You’re allowed to do so. Keep placing one foot in front of the other because you are so worthy of being happy.

And if you need to reboot your peer support system, do it because it helps you so much more than you realize. I believe in you, Beautiful Soul!

XOXO Jaclyn