Thanksgiving is typically a time for families to get together, eat a shit load of carbs, relax in the presence of loved ones, and of course, give thanks for what was, is, and is to come.
Today, I realized this is such a blessing. Unfortunately, I am unable to be with my family for Thanksgiving this year (again) but I am still thankful for many things in my life. I realize it is difficult for my family to come altogether. My parents are back home in LA, my oldest sister is in Atlanta, Georgia, my second sister is in Budapest, Hungary, and I am… in Ithaca, New York.
A little sad, but what can I do? No point in sitting in my empty dorm just bitching about it, right? At least my parents are still together alive and well. My oldest sister and her husband is like THE happiest married couple I’ve ever seen with two beautiful daughters (and a third child due in December; damn, they’ve been busy). My second sister… is well… partying it up and getting healthier (and by “healthier”, I really mean “fatter”), having the time of her life traveling in Europe. I am thankful for that.
Haha, I can’t believe this is like the only picture of my family I have on my computer. It’s a little old… but s’all good. I really miss them.
I haven’t had a “Thanksgiving dinner” yet, or even any dinner for that matter since everything’s closed in collegetown! Buuuuuuuuuuuut I’m still thankful for everyone who made my stay a little better in Ithaca: my roommate Seungheon, Jenny, Hannah, Cecilia, Jon, Serhee, and Kate (thanks for texting me to keep me company even though you have family and friends back home to have fun with!)
Anyway, I have shit loads of work to do by next week and finals to study for, but for tonight, I’m going to forget about it. I’m going to try to relax and remind myself how thankful I should be for being here, for what I have been given, and for my friends and family.
Okay, time to eat some spicy sweet chili Doritos and play some Starcraft 2 now. LOL
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!