holidays away

Far away from home,
spending the holidays alone
isn't quite so bad
because I know I'm not alone.
How can I be,
when I know my family loves me!

This year is the first year I’ve spent away from family in Ohio. I worked on the Fourth of July, and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and even my birthday (I know that isn’t really a holiday, but still!). I’ll be working on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s day, too.

It feels weird being in a pandemic for the first time that I’m not able to be with my family on the holidays. It almost makes things easier.

Even if I were back in Ohio, we’re still in a pandemic. I still wouldn’t be able to see anyone. And I think that would make things more difficult.

It’s easy to socially distance when there’s 2,400 miles and a $400 plane ticket in between my family and me. But when it’s just a 20 minute drive? I would have a difficult time with that, I think.

I hope you’re able to find meaninful ways to celebrate the holidays this year, whether it’s doing video calls or sending more postcards and gifts than usual!


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