from your Medium neighborhood Grinch!

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Christmas is not my season.

When people love a holiday, it rubs them the wrong way when you dissent.

They tell you that they had an off Christmas but fell back in love. Or they give you advice like “just love your family”. I do that every day, so why…



My Biggest Regret of 2022

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I gave up this year.

I promised that I’d write at least one thing online per day. I gave up on day 10.

I went six months without writing.

It was one of the biggest regrets of my year.

It takes time to build up your writing muscles. When you go long periods of not doing it, you lose those muscles. It’s starting at point zero.

My article quality is not as good as it was this time last year. By then I had been working for months, daily progress. Right now, I’m not doing this daily.

I’m not producing the quality of article I want to, and I need to basically start from scratch and work my way back up. To keep going.



but I’m not going back

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As a child and teenager, I loved going to Disney almost every year on vacation. It was where my mom and I spent no-stress time together and bonded. Time was enhanced by many wonderful rides and foods.

I’ve been lucky enough to see Disney at Christmas, Halloween and all four…



I don’t feel it, but I’m glad they do!

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I spent the weekend with family in Maryland. I’m grateful that my husband’s family are open to having him and me, plus my mom.

On Saturday, we went into Washington D.C. and drove through streets I haven’t seen since I was 10. It was wonderful, even if we couldn’t get…



It’s an annual tradition

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When I was a teenager, my mom would wake me up at 3 am on “Black Friday”. We would layer on clothes and stand in front of JC Penny’s for hours. All for a tiny snow globe.

Today, shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday are habits of the past.




Rachella Angel Page

Rachella Angel Page


Writer, wife, lifelong learner. I write about personal development, emotional wellness, relationships and lifestyle.