In the spirit of Thanksgiving and my lack of blog ideas, I thought I’d take the time to write short thank you notes to people and things that I’m truly thankful for. I’m channeling my inner Jimmy Fallon here, so let’s see how it works out.
Thank you for hopping on the roller coaster that is my life. Thank you for holding the figurative barf bag and being there when things have gotten dicey. Thanks for party girl dancing the whole time and dealing with my cats. Sorry they fuzz on ya.
Thank you for not judging me for my searches. I don’t know how I’m a fully functioning adult, either.
“Why does my cat follow me everywhere” searcher
Dear Mom and Dad,
Thank you for answering my phone calls and listening to my whining about my life. Thank you for not asking questions when I was going through my break up. Thank you for picking me up from places and not asking questions why I was there. Thank you for letting me cry and slam Bud Heavys in gray on gray sweatpants when I saw my ex with his girlfriend. Thank you for sharing your stories of when you were growing up and going through similar things in life. Thanks for falling in love and showing me that life will be good.
Thank you for allowing me to listen to Dr Dre radio and Taylor Swift radio in the same hour and not suggesting I’m a confused 12 year old girl living in Compton.
Girl who skips over This Is How We Do, but gives a thumbs up to Shake It Off
Thank you for clearing my head when all it does is wander. Thank you for showing me that I can move my body in weird ways that I thought only fit girls on Instagram were capable of. Thank you for giving me inner peace. Thank you for giving me balance. Thank you for giving my booty a nice lift (soon, I’ll bounce a quarter off it).
Girl Who Sweats and Smiles and Falls Asleep at the End of Class
Thanks for being available for me to eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’re the real MVP.
Girl Who Eats You When She’s Happy and Sad
Thanks for being my best friend even though I’m so blue and you’re so orange. Thanks for always being as silly as you are beautiful. Thanks for shoving Keegan Niccom into a locker that time he called me fat in high school. That kid is still a douche, I’m sure. Thank you for being so supportive and positive throughout our friendship. Thanks for driving my car through fields. Thanks for waking me up from naps to get ice cream.
Dear People Who Eat With Your Mouths Open,
Thank you for teaching me patience as I watch you eat like a dog eating spaghetti. Thank you for showing me that it is possible to be a grown adult and make noises from your mouth that I thought could only come from a creature in a Doctor Seuss book. Thank you for showing me what’s in your mouth as you chomp through it with your dumb, gaping hole.
Not so much love,
Girl Who Wants Your Head To Explode
Thank you for always flexing your big bro cool muscle. Thanks for terrifying my high school dating prospects, I didn’t want to date them anyway. Thanks for always laughing at my weirdness and never asking why I be the way I be. Thanks for walking to the library with me and renting Silence of the Lambs on spring break in elementary school. Thank you for being a big ole softy and giving me tough love at the same time.
Thank you for showing me the men ages 24-30 in my area who come in all shapes and sizes and genuinely make me feel scared for my life. Thank you for introducing me to some nice men who have taken me on some fun dates and never called me back. Thank you for showing me the man market in Los Angeles. Thank you for giving me the courage to swipe right on a cute boy who has a love for Yuengling and who still somehow likes me even though I have so many weird things. Thank you for giving me an ego stroke on days when I am wearing sweatpants.
Girl Who Deletes You Then Redownloads You On Lonely Days
Dear Tuesday Students,
Thank you for letting me teach you. Thank you for sharing your stories in English and showing up for class with the will to learn. Thank you for making me smile so big on my drive home. Thank you for inviting me to spend time with your friends and family while you celebrate. Thank you for laughing at me when I have no idea what you’re saying. Thank you for warning me and telling me the salsa is hot and getting me water when it makes my nose run. Thank you for sharing your guacamole recipe with me… Maybe one day you’ll make it? Eh? Eh? You make me so happy.
Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you for reading this. Thank you for being there for my laughs and my cries and everything in between. Thank you for listening to my rambles and insights. Thank you for growing with me and still wanting to hang out even though you know my life is a little bananas. And if I didn’t give you a personal shout out, please don’t be offended. You know I love ya and will probably find a way to mention you on here 😊