As my first “home-from-college” Thanksgiving break is coming to a close, I have so much to be thankful for. Sometimes it takes a change in location to allow you to distance yourself from a stage of life and fully understand life.
During my time at home, I got to speak to a variety of friends who all attend different colleges. And from the stories that I’ve heard, I am very lucky to have had the luck that I have with my roommate and school community in general. This year, I am thankful for having an understanding roommate who tries her best when reading labels to avoid bringing any of my allergens into the room. My roommate is always very understanding with my dietary restrictions, and in comparison to some of the crazy roommates that my friends have, my roommate is perfect. I am also thankful for the amount of safety that my school provides for people with food allergies with their pre-ordered meal system. My college really takes care of me well, and I am glad that I have such a supportive community.
At home, I’m really thankful for my friends from high school who are such beautiful people. It was so surreal to see everyone during this break and I’m so lucky that everyone is so willing to meet up and work our schedules around for each other. My loving and supportive friend group is truly amazing and they make me so excited to come back again and visit more during winter break.
And finally, I am thankful for my family- both immediate and extended. I had a delicious and safe Thanksgiving meal at my aunt’s house this year. I had a lovely time sharing the meal and talking to my cousins and their children. For dessert, I even made a pumpkin pie all by myself- and it was perfect. I am also thankful for my parents who support me all year round and who let me leave the house all the time to visit with my friends during this break. But most importantly, I want to thank my parents for being such wonderful people. Yesterday was their 27th wedding anniversary and I couldn’t find a better example of a loving couple anywhere else. Thanks for being amazing people!
What are you thankful for this year? Be sure to share in the comments!