After stuffing myself with Thanksgiving food, it’s time to reflect. To think. To ponder.
Actually, I can’t move. So it’s the perfect time to pause and be thankful for the wonderful people and things in my life.
I’m thankful to:
- my parents who believe in me when I don’t–you’re always proud, even when I’m not making six figures and living in your living room.
- my friends who prop me up when the world knocks me down–all those texts matter.
- my blog buddies who cheer me on and commiserate with me–your support has helped me through so many writing gullies.
- my crit partner and best writing buddy–you make me a better writer & person.
- my Grandma H–she somehow makes me laugh on a weekly basis.
- my dog who loves me when I’m sick and stinky–that’s unconditional love
I’m also thankful that I know what I love to do and I can do it. Sitting at the computer revising for 6 hours made me feel good this week. Because I enjoy it. I love it.
And the accomplishment I feel from improving a scene is almost as good as a bonus check.
I’m thankful that Dr. Bitan fixed my spine so that I can sit and type without crippling pain.
I’m thankful to all the teachers who invested in me, who gave of themselves and made me smarter than any book alone could.
I’m thankful that I live in one of the freest countries in the world, where I can do anything I put my mind to.
I hope everyone had a terrific Turkey day and survives Black Friday shopping!