I Don’t Spend Holidays with Family

For the sake of my own mental health.

Halloween has passed, and we are deep into November, a time when most families are trying to piece together their holiday plans. As the leaves turn colors and fall to the ground and the temperatures drop, whether they live near or far from family, most people are assembling the details to make the trek home for the holidays.



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Ashley Shannon

Thirty something queer mom of two, one with autism. Lover of sushi, coffee, and wine. Living a life of travel. Top Writer ashleyshannononmedium@gmail.com