22 things I'm thankful for

The fam.
'Tis the season to be thankful. Well, we really should be thankful more than just once a year, which I totally am. But this being the Thanksgiving weekend, it's an excellent time to actually put it in writing. So here's my list of 22 things I'm thankful for right now.

1. My mom and dad, and the fact that they're still alive and married to each other.
2. My sister, who is the most thoughtful and kind woman I've ever known.
3. My brother, who is unbelievably smart.
4. My fiancee James, who's just as weird as me. 
5. My grandparents, and being able to know and hang out with all 4 of them during my lifetime.
6. My friend Julie, who knows everything about me and still loves me.
7. My friend Marilyn, who is the sweetest friend I could ever ask for. 
8. My friend Jill, who is absolutely hilarious and such an incredible mom to her son.
9. My friend Leigha, who makes me laugh every time we get together.
10. My future in-laws, and for how welcoming they are.
11. My education. I am really lucky that my parents saved ALL the money it costs to attend college and paid for me.
12. The Internet.
13. Art.
14. My car.
15. Four seasons, and fall in particular.
16. My metabolism because I should probably weigh twice what I do. I know, #firstworldproblems.
17. Chocolate. 
18. Living in Chicago. I've always wanted to live here and it's still as cool as I thought it'd be. There's always stuff to do and if you get bored, it's your own damn fault. (I stole that from Time Out Chicago.)
19. WGN Morning News. Larry and Robin make me laugh every morning.
20. America. I love this country and all the freedoms we have.
21. Social Media Club and all the awesome people I've met in my local club and through the global network.
22. Editing. Because I know I left stuff out and may want to add to this list later.


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLk59H86ww

    1. Thanks James. For this, an addition...
      #23. I'm thankful that my fiancee won't force me to watch Star Wars when it comes out later this month. Right?? ;)