The Not-So-Empty Christmas Tree

There are so many ideas I cling to in life. From one day to the next, I set expectations, measure myself by them, and then attack all the various feelings that accompany a life of plans, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life doesn’t ever go as planned. So as Christmas 2020 approached, I found myself a mess of emotions-partly anxious because our home was no longer standing and I had to somehow create a Christmas…