thanks to the agency where i work for seeing something in me enough to keep me around, and enough to promote me onto this new project. i’ve been given so many opportunities and such wonderful support over the last two and a half years, and i can’t wait to see what else we can accomplish together.

thanks to everyone who supported women’s rights in texas this summer. whether you sat in the capitol and listened to the days of testimony, showed up for the filibuster of the century, marched downtown, sent pizza and coffee, tuned into for the hours of livestream, or stood in solidarity from across the country, i’m so thankful that we shared in that experience.

thanks to starbucks for salted caramel hot chocolate.

thanks to the internet for providing endless and immediate access to information, lols, challenging conversations, and cat pictures.

thanks to my coworkers for being incredible sources of compassion, empathy, and strength. i absolutely know that i wouldn’t be able to do this work without you all. you’ve helped teach me the importance of resilience and self-love, as well as lifelong friendship.

thanks to all of the friends i made this year, both online and in person. you’re all so special to me. as we get older, we become more selective about the people we’re willing to share our time, money, and energy with. the quality of my friendships at 23 are greater than they’ve ever been.

thanks to 24 hour diners in austin. so many of my best memories have taken place in your booths.

thanks to the blogging community for being so brilliant, fierce, welcoming, photogenic, personal, and dedicated. your outfits and photographs caught my attention, but the honest glimpses into your real lives keep me following. it’s time consuming and doesn’t pay much, if anything, but blogging has brought us together, and for that i’m thankful.

thanks to contessa for warming up to dago and to the new apartment. you and dago’s snuggle fests bring me so much happiness, and i love finding you exploring new and strange corners of the apartment. i was the proudest cat mama when you ate a treat out of my hand for the first time, and when you one day learn the word “treat” at dago’s dedicated encouragement, i’ll be forever thankful.

thanks to my brother evan for being the smartest, coolest, nerdiest brother i could ask for. and for getting a haircut. did that happen this year? even if it didn’t, i’m still eternally grateful. 😉

thanks to my parents for for being extremely supportive in all the right ways. we may not always be able to financially support each other, but you’ve always had my back and reminded me every day how proud you are of me. i know how fortunate i am to have to parents who love each other and their kids, who communicate openly and honestly with them, and who actively grow to understand each other better every day. it’s awesome and i’m so thankful to be a part of this family.

thanks to dago for being my co-host in life and my partner in crime. i used to say that living alone was the best thing that ever happened to me. having had that experience, i can now say that living with you is the greatest. i love how we both do our own thing, and can still come together and create so much happiness, laughter, and love. watching you and contessa become besties warms my heart, and preparing and recording the podcast every week is something i always look forward to. i love that you challenge me mentally as much as much as you make me laugh. we’re a good team, and i’m so thankful for that.

thanks to you for following along. it’s likely that i’d be doing this even if i was screaming into an empty internet abyss, but it wouldn’t be even a fraction as enjoyable or worthwhile without your engagement. whether you’ve been here once, a hundred times, or since the very beginning, you rock.

i hope you’re all having a lovely, warm holiday spent doing whatever fills you with joy and gratitude.
what are you thankful for?

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