Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What I'm Thankful For!

Right now my law book is sitting in front of me, taunting me in the way it so often does with its complex legal jargon and need to assert its intelligence and prestige (but not "The Prestige" - it's not about to kill any birds for the sake of a magic trick, though maybe if it did I would care about Higher Ed law a little more).

Anywho, this blog post shall not focus on my law paper struggles (but, seriously, send chocolate and hugs my way!).  Dear, dear, blog readers - this post shall be a celebration of the seven (ish) things I am thankful for!

I'm thankful for whoever brought in the pumpkin pie AND made this awesome cupcake!

So, first and foremost, if you're reading my blog, I'm thankful for you!  Because, if it weren't for you, I'd be facing that whole "if a tree fell in a forest" conundrum (also thankful for the word "conundrum"), because no one would be around to hear, er, read my thoughts!

Secondly, I'm thankful for the AMAZING writing community!  Seriously, I'd be adrift in a sea of self-doubt and purposelessness if I hadn't found some wonderful writing friends through Twitter, contests, blogging, LitReactor classes and the internet in general.  I love all of you.

Thirdly, I'd like to give a special "I'm thankful for" shout-out to the BEST CP EVER, Jeannette, who not only tolerates my (sometimes amusing) emails about life, writing, and random thoughts (both good and bad), she actually responds and gives the best feedback on my writing that a gal could ever ask for.  So thank you, Jeannette, for being a wayyyyyyyyyy more awesome CP than I deserve!  I'm so glad I creeped on you and that you didn't think I was weird when I randomly wrote that I hope bears don't steal your pic-a-nic basket during our first round of CP emails.  You're not only the BEST CP EVER, you're also an awesome friend :)

Oh, and she's Canadian, too!  How cool is that?!?

Fourthly, I'm thankful for my family, even though they still don't know that I'm trying my hand at this whole writing thing.  They'll find out...one day...

Fifthly, I'm thankful for my friends who do know about my writing ambitions, and who didn't laugh at me when I told them that I like to write stories in my free time.  You know who you are (seriously, thanks for not laughing at me!).

Sixthly, I'm thankful that I can spend my "free time" *cough* grad school *cough* doing something that I love!  Writing has always been something I've done for fun, and I don't intend on quitting anytime soon!  I'm also thankful that I haven't run out of stories to tell - I hope that's something I can always be thankful for :)

Seventhly (and finally!), I'm thankful for grad school, because as much as I complain about being busy (sorry about all of that), and as hectic as it's been trying to balance my assitantship, classes, and writing, I'm in a program I love, and being trained to do something that I also love.  So much love, love, love.  Also, I'm thankful that I'll be job-hunting soon (and I'll be even more thankful if my job-hunt leads me to a coast!).

So, yeah, that's my list of seven (ish) things, and just in time for (American) Thanksgiving!  What about you, dear readers?  What are you thankful for?!?


  1. Aww shucks. You're a pretty great CP too! Where would I be without you pointing out the glaring flaws in my dialogue??!! ;) Happy thanksgiving! (but PS, you're, like, more than a month late...)


      Haha :P

      Also, I can't WAIT to get all dialogue-y with your new story!!! I'm SO EXCITED about this idea :)

  2. Good things to be thankful for. And yay, Canada!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

    1. :) Indeed! And haha hello, neighbor to the north :P