25 Songs of Christmas – Celebrate Me Home
Today we travel. It’s a long drive. And those of you who follow my writing have likely realized that going “home” is always a complicated thing for me. It’s never just easy to go back. I think a lot of LGBT people get that. Even with supportive friends and family like I have there a difference between who I was and who I am that doesn’t always translate. There’s an unavoidable awkwardness in going back. And yet, as hard as it can be, I keep making the trip because, for me, it’s better than the alternative.
I’m one of the lucky ones. When it comes to going back to my roots there’s enough love to overcome the awkwardness and usually more good than bad. And that’s how family should be. Not perfect, not pristine, not always clean and polite, but the people who want beside you in the big moments.
So, whether you’re headed back to where you come from, or staying put someplace you’ve built for your self, with family of birth, family of association, or family of choice, I hope you get to be “home” however you define it this holiday season.