Thursday, December 29, 2011
This year didn't feel like Christmas at all, which was a nice change. I spent the holiday with my mom's side of the family in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, which is a small island off the coast of Cancun. It had been years since we had all been together on a vacation, and I had never been anywhere like this. Last year, we lost my grandmother the day after Christmas, and we needed a bit of an escape from the crushing memories. It was great to see everyone in such a beautiful place, free from the cares of the world, and having each others' support. Christmas is a bit of an emotional rough spot for me now, losing such an amazing person so close to me. She would be happy to have seen us all together and her spirit was alive in us. Big thanks to my family for putting this all together, it was a wonderful gift.