i know i’m a bit late jumping on the whole ‘what i’m thankful for’ wagon. blame the fact that i’m in australia and they don’t have thanksgiving here because i guess they were so busy committing injustices and atrocities that the colonizers didn’t make time for a lovely feast with the indigenous people of the land. that’s what the holiday is about right? because no one has ever really explained it to me, and i’m usually so stuffed full of pumpkin pie and lashings of whipped cream to ever bother asking.
and that’s why we have wikipedia.
anyway. i am thankful for so many things. i’m thankful for the BIG things – health, happiness, love, my family, my faith, this beautiful planet i’ve been lucky enough to traverse, and my amazing friends.
and i’m also thankful for strange and wonderful and wacky things, like the fact that my mum says things like ‘i offed the TV’ instead of ‘i turned off the TV’ no.matter.how.many.times.i’ve.corrected.her.
i’m thankful for creative outlets, the old cameras i find at thrift stores, and caspian – our nikon d90 (which i still don’t really know how to use, so it’s always an experiment).
i’m thankful that i have a younger sister who has no clue who alanis morissette is and has a sense of style that out-performs mine 10 times out of 10, and that i can fit her clothes.
i’m thankful for devon. the fact that we work together on soulpancake ALL day and then are still so excited about hanging out together – whether it’s taking a break to hunt down a perfect cup of coffee, going on a photoshoot-turned-wild-adventure, or just finding a cozy space to watch the next episode of the Wire – is astonishing. i love his energy and unbridled enthusiasm. he exudes love and happiness and having a team mate like this makes every other relationship i’ve had pale into insignificance.
i’m also thankful that i love my work so much. getting to develop content for soulpancake is incredible/challenging/inspiring. i work alongside an super passionate and creative team, and i can honestly say that i wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. today, reading these comments below from the site my heart swelled with gratitude.
i wake up each day excited to be alive and ready to tackle what comes next in this grand adventure. so, in the telling-the-universe-but-also-telling-each-of-you-sort-of-way: thank you.