I don’t know what it is right now, but I’m harboring a pretty severe case of writer’s block.
I suppose that’s not strictly true. There are several things I want to write about. Things I am thinking about and stuff I want to share. It just feels like the wrong time with Thanksgiving happening this week. Instead, it seems like this post should just be dripping with thanks.
And I am thankful for a LOT of things.
Life isn’t easy. That’s for sure. But you know what? It’s actually pretty good.
At the moment, I’m healthy.
Happiness is a constant ebb and flow. For right now, I’d say I’m not unhappy. I don’t know that I’d go so far as to say I’m truly happy, but I’m far from miserable.
Especially since I am headed out of town in just a couple of hours. In fact, by the time you read this, I’ll either be on the road or already at my destination.
Oh my gosh, can this post BE any more rambly?
I’m heading to Utah for Thanksgiving.
How this trip came about is a little bit of a long story, but I’m really happy to be going.
Basically, I just desperately need to get away from my routine and Dustin and Emily have been asking me to come and see them for a long time. I haven’t been up there since a year ago in September when I met the Chris Evans I haven’t been dating.
I adore Emily and Dustin. They are two of my oldest friends.
(Oldest in terms of longevity of friendship. Not in terms of their ages. Just to be clear.)
Anyway, they’ve been wanting me to come visit and I’ve been wanting to visit them but timing always seems to be a problem because it just isn’t feasible to go up there for two short days on a weekend and I haven’t had a long weekend free in quite a while.
So then a couple of weeks ago I texted them and said I need to come see you guys as ASAP as possible and Dustin said come for Thanksgiving and I said okay.
And thus, I’m heading to Salt Lake City. And it just snowed, which we all know is my favorite thing ever.
Anyway, I don’t really have a point to this post at all. Which is kind of the usual, right?
But I am grateful for things. For a lot of things. Maybe not ALL the things, but a lot. I don’t need to list them because I’m sure your lists don’t look much different from mine.
I’m glad for this season where we take the time to remember to be grateful. I’m particularly grateful for the timing this year because I think we all need to take a step back and a deep breath and remember that life isn’t over just because of recent political events. That things are okay. It’s not actually the end of the world. We will be fine.
So, yeah, that’s what I’m thinking about as we go into this holiday and the entire holiday season. Life isn’t terrible. Even if things are really hard right now. Even if you’re feeling uncertain about the future. There are things that aren’t awful. There are reasons to be grateful. You may have to dig a little deeper than usual to find them, but they’re there.