This time last year I hosted a fabulous Friendsgiving dinner at my home, for a few close friends and family. It was a less pressurized version of the usual family sit down that many people are wary of. We played games, danced to a playlist of current (ratchet) music, and ate amazing food (my first turkey was really good)!
I think it’s important to touch on self-care and what works for you around this holiday season. There are many people who have rocky relationships with their families, and get depressed around this time. Friendsgiving is a great option for those who may not want the stress of the family sit-down. Besides, friends are family too. Much to my Squad’s dismay, I won’t be hosting another one this year.
If you are looking to completely disappear from everyone and everything, a trip may be a good option. Book yourself a little getaway to focus on you and set some intentions and goals for the new year. There are retreat center packages that are a great option if you would like to focus on wellness, and being a better you. Even though relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand sounds good to me as well. Girls trip anyone? No matter what family drama you may have, there is always one family member that you can rely on. Spend time with that family member this season. It is important to surround yourself with those people who do not suck all of the energy out of you. So call up that cousin, aunt, uncle or grandparent and head over with a sweet potato pie, you won’t regret it. There is nothing like spending time with family and reminiscing.
At the end of the day, make this holiday season work for you. If you naturally do not want to be bothered with any of the hoopla, staying home and ordering in is fine. Alone time is sacred and while you have a few days off from work, staying home and catching up on rest with Netflix is a win-win.
There is so much commercial pressure around the holidays, we have lost the essence of what this season really means. Spend time with those you love, take time to recenter your chakras, and be grateful no matter where you are. At the end of the day, if you wake up, have a few good people around, not wanting for the basic necessities of life (food, shelter, clothing), there is something to celebrate. Life is short, I ask that we all make the best of it!
Headwrap: Something By Sonjia
Tee: Official Curl Gang
Ankara Skirt: Made in Nigeria
Shoes: Just Fab (old)
Thanks for reading. As always, stay chic! What are your holiday plans, I would love to hear them below!