December 5th was a sucky day in general. Stuff happened, as it will in this life, that wasn’t really fun or bright or merry.
I’m not going to go into the details and the reason is that some stories just need to stay in private spaces. Fair enough, right? But I think we all know what it’s like to have a hard day. Maybe one with some tears. Maybe one with some pain. Maybe one wherein you’d like a do-over.
And when you’re just starting out a project like December Daily, what do you do? Include the story? Gloss over it? Omit it completely? Or pretend like it never happened?
When Ali posted her free “embrace the mess” word art the other day, I thought: yep, I can use that.
I chose to include my experience of the day, which was simply: it suuuuucked. I’m not sharing the journaling here today, because even though I write about my experience, I don’t want to overshare and overstep my family boundaries.
But I wanted to post this to acknowledge those of you for whom this season is challenging or for whom it brings up sadness. We are a complicated species, us humans. We can’t just be “rolled back” like the hosts on my new favorite HBO series, Westworld.
Stories are stories and they really do show us who we are and what our experience of this life is. I say honor them all, even the ones that are a little bit harder.
You can always tell the story from your perspective and what you think it means to you. That’s one way to include something that’s not exactly merry.
Yesterday was a better day. Such is the delicious rollercoaster of life, my friends. Onward.