Happy Halloween Everyone! I hope you all were able to sneak in some adult fun while taking the kiddies tricking or treating! Of course I worked the entire weekend…either at my day job or on this website. FYI the first 5 podcast episodes are now on YouTube! Spread the word! Thus far, I’ve dropped 6 episodes and if you aren’t caught up…please catch up because there is much more to come! Shout out to my Producer, Loyalist and my Engineer, ANS Studios for staying up with me in the late hours to finish three more episodes! ?? Love my team! I stay so inspired! Now to our Charm School Monday lesson of the day! The holidays will soon be upon us and what is suppose to be the most joyous time of year…can often be the most stressful and depressing time for many. I have not been a fan of Christmas since 2008 but this year I’m going to force myself to embrace the season and spread joy and happiness like those damn Christmas movies that play 24/7 on Hallmark AND the Hallmark Movie Channel from October 29-January 2! Jesus be a fence because I sure don’t know how I’m going to do it! ? As you all battle the holidays with me…I will try to find clever ways for you to maneuver the crazies and reduce your stress as we deck the halls! ? First thing first…toxic people! The holidays bring out happy OR cranky people. Seems to be no in between! This is the time of year our family, friends, and even our bosses will be asking more of us than we may be willing to give. There’s that one family member who always wants to borrow 5 dollars or 500 with no plans of ever paying us back! There’s the friend that always got relationship drama…like her man, Pookie, spending too much time at his baby mama’s house with his children over the holidays and now you and your man can’t get any sleep because she is always calling you crying! Hang up on her if it’s after 11pm and before 7am!✌?️ Yea…I mean that! She fucking up your Yuletide and you deserve to have a great holiday season! And there will be your lazy bosses who want you to work through the holidays as they chill on vacation…which coincidentally is no different than when they chill at work while you jump through hoops of fire!? Yup that’s what the holidays can mean for some of us. Now how do you check all the parties before you lose it?! Just don’t entertain the foolishness! I know…easier said than done…especially with your boss! But at least check your family and friends as you email out your resume for a new job! ?? If you do not stop toxic people in their tracks…they will take the draws you wearing and drain the blood in your body!? Seriously, you cannot let them do this to you! Why does the holidays bring out so many crazies anyways? Maybe it’s because it’s the time of year we take stock of what we have and what we don’t have! Instead of being grateful…some of us end up bitter! Yes “tis the season” for the bitter bitches (men and women). Folks will argue about who is hosting the family dinner and the guest lists! Beefs that should be put aside will rear their ugly heads as we all fight for parking spaces at the mall and stop short of punching each other’s lights out for the last toy on a shelf! It’s no wonder why some of us start praying for the first day of Spring at the end of Fall! Sigh…yes it is that time of year again! Hold on to your hats! It may not matter if you are naughty or nice! The holidays can still be full of drama for adults! As we head into the “season of happiness and goodwill” let’s try to keep our cool, tactfully check the toxic people in our lives, and remember to be a blessing to those around us whenever we can! ~KJM praying for the first day of Spring on Charm School Monday?