There's a light-hearted joy in orphan holidays. Thanksgiving in Indian Creek or slaying powder for Christmas may sound like more fun than going 'home' for holidays fraught with family dynamics. At least it felt that way for Katie Wallace. 

"Thanksgiving had always been a tough holiday for me," says Katie. "It meant days of pre-cleaning, followed by a day of wearing scratchy sweaters and enduring endless hour adultness. Hemmed in by tradition, social convention, and trying hard to be nice, we endured Thanksgivings with extended networks of acquaintances that none of us particularly enjoyed spending time with." 

But, over the past years, Katie has come to see family holidays as a privilege, not an obligation. 

 

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