29 years old equals 30 Thanksgivings. Woah!
I feel like I have so many reasons to be thankful every day of the year but it’s nice to have a holiday that really makes me think about all the good things in my life and it’s nice to have a blog where I can write ’em down and share it with the 12 people, including my mom, who read this.
So here ya go, in no particular order, 30 things that make me one unbelievably lucky lady:
Before this gets serious, I am unbelievably thankful that pizza exists. I’m thankful that it exists in all forms and that it makes its way into my mouth as often as it does.
I’m also thankful for green grapes that look like they’re on steroids, seltzer of all flavors, hard root beer, and the fact that someone invented the DVR to allow me to eat pizza and green grapes on my couch for hours at a time without ever getting bored.
I’m thankful for a school that had the best of everything, Boston College. I’m thankful for a job that I enjoy (mostly, it’s still a job. When I hit the lotto, it’ll be the first thing I stop doing.).
I’m thankful that this job has provided me with coworkers that have become friends and that it helps me to do incredible things like live in Manhattan and take countless trips to Disney.
That being said, I’m so very thankful for Disney and the childlike joy it brings me (the grapefruit beer helps too).
I’m thankful to have grown up on beautiful Long Island.
I’m thankful for my parents who provided a childhood that was so incredible it feels like it should be a movie that people watch and say, “no family is ever this happy.” But we were. We still are.
I’m thankful every day that someone like my brother exists. I’m thankful that he found a lady who fits into our little bubble and will actually respond on our family group text (John only responds to questions directed specifically at him and photos of Mr. Big.).
On that note, I am extremely thankful for my 7 year-old furry pumpkin pants, Mr Big.
I’m thankful for all things Justin and how he makes me excited for things I wasn’t even sure I wanted.
I’m thankful that I got to grow up with 3 of my grandparents, developing a strong relationship with them well into my adult life.
I’m thankful for an upstate house that is already full of so many memories. I’m thankful for the memories our growing family has yet to make there.
I’m thankful for running and the entire running community. I’m thankful for marathon spectators (especially my traveling clan).
I’m thankful that I live near incredible running routes that are safe and beautiful (I’m looking at you, Central Park and Hudson River) with bathrooms and water fountains.
I am eternally thankful for my running friends who have spent countless hours and miles either talking or just breathing next to me.
I’m thankful for Soulcycle and a gym that is pay-per-visit since I spend so much time on my outdoor treadmill known as NYC.
And damn am I thankful for a body that allows me to do awesome things like run marathons all over this beautiful country.
Thank you, everyone and everything, for a long list that was absurdly easy to write. What are you thankful for this year?