The holidays are officially here, y’all. And I for one, don’t really care.
The back half of 2018 and all of 2019 has been hella busy. Lynx & LeRoux wrote and released five books. Or maybe six. Guys, I can’t even keep up. Also, y’all, the hardest part of writing and releasing books is actually the building the Lynx & LeRouxniverse. The photo shoots, the promoting before and after the books are released, the not so fun stuff. So, anyway, LeRoux and I have been busy. So, to unwind we have decided to take the month of December off from work. I AM SO PUMPED. LeRoux is possibly going to see her family; I’m staying home and doing nothing. Which isn’t really that different than what I normally do. But, still, it’s nice. Because I will be alone. I adore being alone.
No shopping. No strained conversation with people you don’t really like. No god forsaken caroling. No decorating or egg nog. Because, you guys, egg nog is gross. We did a whole YouTube video about it just to prove how gross it is. I highly recommend my vegan version.
I know I sound like a total Scrooge, but I’m not. I’ve never been haunted by former business partners, I love using electricity, and the only old potatoes I’ve ever consumed were the fermented kind. It’s not that I’m a Scrooge, it’s that I just don’t care. I don’t care that other people care, I just don’t personally care about the holidays and I don’t want to do anything. And that’s totally fine.
I feel like there’s a lot of pressure around the holidays to see people you don’t want to see, go places you don’t want to go, and drink egg-based drinks you definitely don’t want to drink. Here’s the thing, though, you don’t HAVE to do any of that stuff. I mean, should you call Granny LeRoux and thank her for knitting you a lovely scarf? Sure you should. Should you hang out with toxic people just because it’s the holidays? Absolutely not.
So, this year, I’m taking my own advice. I’m spending the holidays alone to regroup, reenergize, and recombobulate. <I know that isn’t a word, but if you can discombobulate, you should also be able to recombobulate, am I right? Of course I am.
So, Lynx & LeRouxnatics, whatever your Thanksgiving plans are, I hope they’re festive and, more importantly, your choice. Personally, I’m looking forward to curling up on the couch with several good books, a few binge-worthy shows, and gallons of bourbon.