I have felt a little like the grinch lately. I am looking forward to flying home to see my family for Christmas. The only reason why I am looking forward to Thanksgiving is a few days off from work. Holiday parties are exhausting for me. Braving packed shopping malls to buy gifts for relatives can be a nightmare. I used to look forward to the holidays. I don’t really know what happened to me, but I am definitely not in the holiday spirit.