What We’re Grateful For

Here in America, it’s Thanksgiving, a day where we gorge ourselves with food, spend time with our obnoxious family members, get drunk because of those family members, watch football, and willfully ignore what we did to the Native Americans. (We kid, we kid. But seriously.

One big thing about Thanksgiving, though, is gratitude. What are you grateful for? We decided to answer that question.

Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.

I think that I’m grateful for many things, honestly. My family and friends are my top ones, which includes Chantel. She’s probably my closest friend, just because we do so many things together, albeit remotely. As I said, I’m also thankful for my family. Mainly my mom and dad, honestly. They’re the family that I’m closest to. I haven’t seen my sister in about a decade, my brother in five years, and my extended family in even longer. My mom knows me the best and also tolerates me. My dad, I’m so grateful to have him at my job or I’d go insane.

And, despite not enjoying my job, I’m grateful to have it. I’m also grateful to have an education. Not everyone can have one as well as I’ve had and I realize that more and more as I get older. I’m just lucky to have been born where I was.

Lastly, I am grateful for this blog and all of our followers. I didn’t think the blog would be that hard when Chantel texted me about starting one, but it is hard work. And I’m grateful that we stuck with it as a team and that you all decided to follow our crazy posts and random tangents.

For those of you who might not know, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, despite the awful history behind it. I very much enjoy holidays that revolve around food and I’ve had plenty of delicious Thanksgiving dinners (ones not involving turkey, thank you very much) but this year I am spending Thanksgiving alone. But don’t worry, my mom and I are going out to lunch on Friday. So, I’ve decided to make Thanksgiving dinner for myself and I’d like to share with you all the things I’m grateful for. 

There are two people I am infinitely grateful for and that is my mom and Caidyn. I’m not a social person and I don’t have a lot of friends at all. I consider myself pretty awkward and I spend a lot of time alone in my apartment. I’m also terrible at getting back to people. I’m sorry about that. But, I am almost always texting Caidyn. Either at home or even at work we normally have a constant conversation going on from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed. He is my best friend and the person I’m closest to besides my mom. It doesn’t even matter that we haven’t ever met in person because despite what some people might think, we are still very close. I’m not very close with any of my extended family, but I know I have two people I can always count on. 

I’m also thankful for Watson. I mean, he’s pretty cute I guess.

Another thing you might not know about me is that I was homeless about two years ago. Luckily, I not only had a job but I was staying in a shelter. I never had to sleep on the streets and for that, I’m eternally grateful. However, for a little over a year, I’ve lived in my own apartment and it is such a relief to have a roof over my head and a place to sleep every night. I will never stop being grateful for that. Even if the office downstairs holds my packages hostage. 

In addition to my apartment, I’m grateful for my job. I’ve worked at a hardware store for over two years now. Let me tell you something, I would’ve never believed I would have a job for two years. I once worked at a grocery store and quit after like two weeks. I’ve been very lucky to not have to work most of my life, but I’m very dedicated to my job even if it exhausts me. This year, I’ve been promoted and have been working full time since June. It’s not easy, but paychecks sure do help. 

And yes, I am incredibly grateful for this blog. I would never have done it this long if Caidyn hadn’t agreed to do it. Not only have I read more books than I ever thought capable this year, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of interacting with you and creating posts. Even if it’s not easy to get the time or motivation to read or post content. However, we have no signs of stopping and I look forward to some of the posts coming near the end of the year and what is in store for 2018. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Feel free to comment down below what you are grateful for. 

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