Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Aside from all the delicious foods, I enjoy spending the day with my family. My favorite Thanksgiving foods are potatoes and turkey. This is the first time in a few years that I am excited to celebrate the holidays.
Depression has made the holidays a challenge for me since 2019. I haven’t experienced much joy for the last few years because of my depression. Thankfully, I have been able to manage it better this year. I found an antidepressant that works well too. I have been able to enjoy my hobbies again. Additionally, I have rediscovered my love of learning. I’ve completed a certificate program from Google, and taken a course in sports marketing offered by Northwestern University. I am excited to see what I learn next.
The last few years have been challenging for most of us because of COVID-19. Lockdown was difficult for me. I couldn’t see my friends and family. I went months without seeing my grandmother, who lives in a nursing home. The holiday season, in particular, wasn’t the same. I love seeing my aunts, uncles, and cousins during the holidays.
The holidays are my favorite time of year. I enjoy decorating the Christmas tree and watching holiday movies, especially Home Alone. I love baking cookies and other treats. I love buying Christmas gifts for everyone as well. I love spending time picking out meaningful gifts. It brings me so much joy to know people love what I pick out for them.
The past few years have been challenging, but I am glad to be where I am today. In 2018, I never thought I would be where I am today. I have lived in my own apartment for over two years and have become a blogger. On this Thanksgiving Day, more than anything, I am thankful for my family and friends. They never gave up on me and were there when I needed them most. Words cannot express how much their love and support mean to me.
Cant wait to see you at the big family party. And Im glad you got your mojo back. Love, UJ
I can’t wait to see you too. I love you, Uncle John!