The act of making a list of things that I am thankful for is one of the things I find the most important to take the time to do in my daily life - it's not something I save for just once a year but that I find helpful to do on a fairly regularly basis. When things are tough and the struggle is real, looking at the bigger picture and writing down the things that make life rad always helps me rise above and get through it. And if that doesn't work, there is always wine.
Regardless, here are the things I am thankful for this 2014 Thanksgiving time:
- My family - we are a small bunch, but we stick together and they put up with me (most of the time).
- My second family - that being my friends. Coast to coast I am so thankful to have some really amazing people in my life who are open, understanding, kind hearted and know when to call me on my BS. I'm especially lucky to have made some really amazing new friends in San Francisco in the past year without whom I would be a truly lost emo person.
- BFF.fm - the radio station that somehow still thinks that putting me on the airwaves for two hours a week to do whatever I want is a great idea. I just celebrated the first anniversary of my show and have met some truly inspirational and awesome people through that community. On that note, please give us your money! hahaha.
- My day job, where I get to work for a company that I believe in, that makes cool stuff and where somehow they view me as a smart person with a lot to offer. I love going to work every day and I can somehow pay my rent. YAY!
- That I get to cook (most) of Thanksgiving this year. I am actually more domestic (plz see my Pinterest boards) than most people think. In a past life I was definitely a suburban housewife. When I was a child, watching Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Special was MY JAM. I mean she made like 20 different kinds of pies and smoked her turkey in some kind of shed in the backyard of her palatial manse on Martha's Vineyard. Cooking for 10 friends in the Outer Richmond is a dream realized. YOLO you guys. PS: Sorry I vetoed crab legs over turkey but hopefully you will thank me later.
- My health and the health of everyone I know. Life is short. I am a hypochondriac. The fact that I am still alive is something I am grateful for every day.
- San Francisco. It's going to be in the 60s all week. I'll probably take a walk on the beach. As a girl who grew up in the tundra of Chicago, this is a miracle in and of itself. THANKFUL.
Have a beautiful Thanksgiving you guys!