I'm actually not the kind of person to celebrate a holiday specifically on the day it falls. I've worked Christmas for several of my jobs and it never bothered me to exchange gifts before or after the 25th. So the fact that I'm loading up to visit the in-laws for Thanksgiving is a little... odd.
Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against them, in fact I think a fair share of them read this blog so -- Hello! It's just the idea of doing something on the day-- for the day. I mean, I didn't even do Halloween this year, which was a bummer, and I'm certain that whatever we do for Christmas will be pretty lowkey. Likely shooting the breeze and eating Chinese.
That's all to say that I'm not sure what to post for Thanksgiving. I know everyone's out traveling, getting ready to see their loved ones. I mean, I vaguely recall what the holidays were like when I was young and I imbibe enough media to know what the "average" Thanksgiving should be like. But I so often feel like an outsider on days like this. I really don't engage with holidays in the way I once I did.
So... I guess my message is just the typical "be safe, be thankful" message that makes the rounds this time of year. Oh! Wait! I do have a message! It's very important and it's for all the writers out there! Ahem...
Back up your writing before you leave for the holiday!
Be Excellent to Each Other.
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