I'm having a tough time right now. Instead of feeling the holiday spirit, I'm feeling the weight of obligations, expectations, and loss.
It's not a good place to me. Each day, the pressure and stress seem to pile on, and soon enough I'll snap.
And that's not good at all.
But I don't need to struggle with this by myself. I have access to professional help and I'd be a fool to not take advantage of that.
This morning, I made an appointment to see a therapist next week. He is the same person I talked with last summer when I was going through a similar difficult time, and I think that seeing him again will help me clear my head.
There is no shame in knowing that you need help and being smart enough to get it.