The Holidays Are Depressing With No Money

The holidays are coming up, a wonderful time of year. The one thing that makes them depressing is having no money to spend on the holidays. It really sucks being broke, seeing things you want to buy but no money to do so, and not being able to get a job. I will get into why I cannot find/get a job.

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The photo is from Pixabay

It’s best to do holiday shopping before Thanksgiving because if you wait until like mid-December, there is a chance you won’t have much to get. Also, Black Friday is after Thanksgiving and there is usually a major sale. However, some people don’t want the stuffing beaten out of them over a TV. I would love to do some holiday shopping. For instance, I need equipment for my YouTube Channel to better my videos. The holidays are usually when things go on sale. Say a camera costs 500 dollars, it could drop to 300 for Christmas. I have explained in Autism And Unemployment my struggles with finding employment because the jobs in my area do not have the settings I need. I will perform better in a job with my settings than in a job without my settings. I also explained in this blog the struggles that most autistic people face with employment.

This is to give you a backstory on why I do not have a job. Also, due to my mental health and stress levels, that is also why I am not capable of handling a job. When I get too stressed, I will get a stress-related bald spot in my hair and gain weight. I explain in mental health and unemployment how my mental health makes it hard to find and get a job.

Another thing I would love to do is to travel for the holidays, weather permitting. However, due to no money, I can’t do that. I just hate being stuck in Illinois, sometimes I want to get out, just to give myself a mental break. There are a lot of places I want to go. Heck, I want traveling to be a job! To travel and take photos/blog about my adventures.

My folks only get a check once a month, so they have no money to get me anything. My grandma used to get me Just Dance for the Wii for Christmas or my birthday ( December 31st). She stopped, however. I reckon due to no money. Sometimes I wonder what good is getting hyped for the holidays if I can’t do any of the activities I want due to being broke. The only money I get is from my Steemit Blog. However, I only get 3-5 cents a post and my hard work gets ignored. When I was little, my folks had more money, because they were working and brought home money every 2 weeks. Therefore they were able to get me things. Since they retired, they cannot do like the used to. My mom also got me things when she used to work full-time. She was terminated when she couldn’t get the doctor to sign her disability papers. So we weren’t able to do what we used to for about 4 years so far. My mom now has a part-time job, but she doesn’t get that much money.

What you can do to make someone’s holidays rememberable

The holidays are not always a happy time for everyone. Some people have no one to spend the holidays with. Check up on your friends. If you want to travel, ask your friend if they want to go. Get them a little gift for Christmas ( or whatever they observe). Find something they would like from Amazon and put in their address in the shipping information. These are the things you can do to help someone who has no money or no one to spend the holidays with. Invite your friend over for dinner if you have a holiday dinner. Take them out for New Years, just be careful. You have the power to do something.

Something that is a small thing to you can be a big deal to them.

I hope everyone’s holidays go swimmingly. Just remember what I said. You can make someone’s day. It takes little effort to do so. Also, be careful. Some people don’t know how to act during the holidays.

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My Favorite Holiday Moments

What is my favorite time of year? The Holidays! They get me so pumped. They provide me with photo opportunities. holiday moments

I will be talking about my favorite holiday moments, things that get me pumped for the holidays. Feel free to tell me in the comments what gets you excited for the holidays. It would be cool if I had the money to do some holiday shopping!

Holiday moment 1: Holiday music, you only get to hear it only one month out of the year, so let’s utilize it. It’s a joy when your out and about and there is holiday music playing. Kinda adds to your day. Some retail workers get annoyed because the same music plays over and over. I don’t work in retail and never will, it’s not good for my well being, but I feel you as to hearing the same song over and over.

Holiday Moment 2: Decorations, I enjoy seeing other people’s holiday decorations, they are very creative. Its great to see how festive people are. Its a good photo op for me, I never want to pass up an op to take a photo. Tell me if you decorate for the holidays. I like to see how people decorate their houses. Seeing their cool decorations. I am revising this as of 10/17/18 and December is 2 months away.

Holiday Moment 3: Holiday Specials, I look forward to this every year, watching holiday specials of my favorite TV shows, and the holiday movies I enjoyed when I was little, it brings so much nostalgia. Plus, the holidays can bring people together. Sometimes, it’s best just to put everything behind you for one month.

Holiday Moments 4: We do this every year, my grandma cooks a feast and I look forward to stuffing my face. If you have family over during the holidays, tell me in the comments section, I’d love to hear what everyone does. My grandma bakes Mac and Cheese and I love it. I also eat Chitterlings, they look gross, but they are actually good, add hot sauce and you’re golden. While I am revising this, I am undecided if I am doing vlogmas/blogmas this year 2018. I might, not 100% sure.