Christmas is a stressful time for me. I come from an Italian/American culture where my grandfather is the head of the household. I may not have mentioned this before, but my grandfather pioneered the personal PC with IBM and has patents on his computer inventions, including one on artificial intelligence, before it ALL came into mainstream existence. My amazing grandfather is 86, and comes from a totally different school of thought.
I wish I could have put him and Steve Jobs with Apple into the same room and watch them have a discussion ((insert me kicking back with a glass of wine and popcorn, trying not to laugh while experiencing such a phenomenon between two strong-minded inventors)).
I love him so much, he is an amazing soul, and he made wonderful advancements in the world. Nonetheless, being with family can be VERY intense, both mentally and emotionally.
Do you have a family member you are a lot alike, therefore you often get into heated moments with them?
This would be me with my grandfather. We are very similar in how we think, how we make decisions, and how we take action.
While I try to go every Christmas without allowing my own temper and strong-minded opinions to interfere with joyous moments of homemade meatballs and tomato sauce, I still come home feeling exhausted.