First of all, thank you to everyone for your kind words yesterday and today. I have good moments and bad and knowing that there are strangers who would take the time to offer words of comfort for my rough time is immensely humbling and I am so grateful.

In order to distract myself and try to begin my new single life, I am trying to create a new Christmas plan, new traditions, etc... I may even go to a Christmas mass, despite being a massively lapsed Catholic, because they were always my favorite and something my ex wasn't into. We also never really did decorations, so I am going to get a few things to put up in my apartment because I love Christmas decorations.

What are your favorite holiday foods and traditions? What would you do if you weren't accountable to anyone else for the holidays?