I have to work on my genetics term paper, then I’m doing a quick sprint to the mall for Back Friday Christmas gift shopping, followed by more family Thanksgiving stuff in the evening–so this is going to have to stay short and sweet. But I did want to talk a bit about what I’m thankful for this holiday season (even though, yes, it’s now the day AFTER Thanksgiving), because I am so, incredibly blessed.
First and foremost: My friends and family. My family has been so supportive of my decisions and is always there when I need them, and I have absolutely no clue what I would do without them. Likewise, thank you to my wonderful friends, for supporting and putting up with me through thick and thin (especially my writing friends, who get all the rants and disappointments and self-indulgent celebrating). You guys inspire me so much, every day. Thank you.
Everyone who has supported me in the publishing industry. Literary people are the very best people, no doubt about it. The amount of selfless support individuals have given me over these past few years never ceases to amaze me.
My education. As much as I complain about distribution requirements and homework (the syllabus for that term paper is staring at me right now), the opportunity to attend such a great university is something I will always be grateful for.
My dog Sammy. Because how can you not be thankful to see this face?
Last but not least: You. Oh, come on, you knew the cliche, thank-the-blog-reader thing was coming. Even if this is the first post you’re reading on here, thank you so much for taking the time to check it out. This little ol’ blog’s going on two years old now and I have met so many incredible people because of it. Thank you for reading this blog and making my life, in general, more magical because of it.
Now, off to tackle that genetics paper.