Holidays can be tricky when you're in a committed relationship.
Matt is a family boy. The thought of not being home for a major holiday (plus several weekends throughout the year) is unfathomable to him.
I pretty much only spend Christmas with my family. I talk to them regularly, but ever since college, I've spent the majority of my time traveling whenever I get any time off.
Plus, my best friend and I have two important traditions: We do something cool together on Thanksgiving, and we always spend New Year's together.
We've got a plan for this year (although I'm not sure if it's a sustainable one).
Here it is:
Thanksgiving: Matt and I are driving from Houston to Bloomington, IN (so we can bring Hoss with us and have a car). Andy is flying from Florida to Indiana and he and I are renting a cabin so we can have our very own writer's retreat. Matt is going to stay with his family, but we will all eat together on Thanksgiving.
Christmas: Again, Matt and I are driving a long distance--this time to my family in Florida. We will spend Christmas Eve and half of Christmas day with my family. Then we will jump on a plane and fly to Indiana to spend some time with Matt's family. Then we will fly back to Florida to spend New Year's with Andy.
I'm actually very excited about the trips. I'm just a little wary of getting completely worn out from all the bouncing around. It's tough stuff to figure out!