Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I’m getting this in kinda late but I hope you all had a great time celebrating the holiday in whatever way you celebrated.
There are many things to be thankful for this year and every year, but lately I’ve been feeling extra grateful for three big things:
1. The online community that exists because of Blimey Cow. I’ve developed an online camaraderie with many people because of Blimey Cow: our patreon crew, several readers of this blog, many twitter and Instagram users.. It’s neat to have actual back-and-forth conversations with people from all over the world. We bond over everything from pop culture to shared experiences to just sharing the details of our lives, and it’s been such a privilege to get to know some of you online over the past year(s). Thanks for sharing your personalities and for showing interest in me! I’ve certainly had my fair share of strangers who don’t seem to understand personal boundaries (to varying degrees), but overall it’s been an unexpectedly life-enriching experience.
2. The privilege of working from home. I’m incredibly grateful that neither Josh nor I have to work a job outside the home in order for us to make ends meet. My health this year has been such that I wouldn’t have been dependable for an employer anyway.. But having the freedom to stay home is such a blessing as I work toward making myself healthy. I recognize that it’s a huge privilege so I’m extremely thankful that we’re able to have some financial stability despite our unconventional (and sometimes uncertain) way of making a living.
3. Family. I love that we live so close to both our families – we live right between my parents and Josh’s parents! I didn’t get to spend today with my family because they were traveling to see extended family (I couldn’t come along because of my doctor’s appointment yesterday), but that got me thinking about how tough it must be to live far away from your family and to feel that distance all the time. I was bummed to miss out on the family reunion with my mom’s family, but I’m really grateful that I still had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with family since Josh’s parents live so close.
What are three big things you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving?