The holiday I was prepared to enjoy on my own turned out to include a number of Denver acquaintances. Began with two of my favorite yoga instructors. And ended with a table full of food and laughter.
Because of a certain “defriending” I avoided what has become my go to Thanksgiving destination in Colorado. I did get the invitation this year as well, but begged off in order to avoid unpleasantness. And I’m very glad I did. My roommate and her boyfriend invited me to eat with them, since they were doing the full Thanksgiving meal. Which turned out lovely for three young adults cooking. The house smells great and I have that satisfied feeling that I was a part of a celebration on a day that many are with family.
Life works out. I planned for an alone day and instead it was fun and free of drama. Great lesson for me in the coming months.