This Thanksgiving Will Definitely Be Different But That Just Means You Can Make It Your Own

This is also a great time to suss out which traditions you actually love and which ones you really don’t. Maybe you’ll go without a turkey and miss having all that leftover meat for soup the next day. Maybe you’ll randomly miss those boiled carrots you always swore you hated, I dunno! But maybe you’ll also find that you never actually liked pumpkin pie anyway or that you actually don’t need to dress to the nines for it to feel like a holiday. This is a time to experiment, people! And that can be fun! Bring along the traditions that make you feel good and leave the rest behind.
And as heartbreaking as it is to not be able to see a great many of your family, friends, and loved ones IRL this year (seriously, I am almost the most upset about missing out on the sloppy Wednesday before Thanksgiving…), virtual holidays are also a good chance to bring everyone along for the ride. FaceTime with your BFF who is usually too busy hopping around to various family gatherings to say hey, Zoom with family near and far who usually you don’t get to see, and when it’s all over, you can still hop on a separate call with your favorite cousins and talk crap about the rest of your relatives. Ah, family. And if you’d rather take the day to recharge your batteries, buy a frozen pizza, pop on some Netflix, and put your phone on Do Not Disturb, do it!!!
Look, I would never want to make light of the frustrating, scary, and frankly sad situation we’re all in. I am not the first person to point out that 2020 sucks, am I??? Making the choice not to see some of the people we love most, even if it’s the right one, feels wrong. But if you’re making the choice to stay home and celebrate, no what matter that looks like, just know that you’re making the right choice for you and honestly, for the rest of us too. Hopefully this year will be the pajama-clad, movie-watching, holiday of your dreams. But if it’s not, all the more reason to make next year the best Thanksgiving ever.

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