The last couple of years have been a rough ride but this year things have settled. I am now settled into a bigger, better job that makes me feel challenged, I went back to school and am almost done with two classes. Batman, and I have been living together for 7 months and are close to reaching a stasis in our routine. We meal prep together m=for most of the week and have real meals whenever our schedules sync up. As of January 1st, though, we’re hoping to both have weekends off so we can be humans together for more than one day a week. All these things have made this year great, although stressful at times, and it makes me feel like we have really made progress.
So here it is, my personal “what I’m thankful for” statement: I’m thankful that I will be spending the holiday at home with my soulgeek, watching the parade and football, playing games, and just being together with no running out for errands or work. I’m thankful that for the first time in a long time I don’t have to work the day after the holiday in chaos and crowds, instead I’ll be at home decorating for the next holiday and probably baking a bit. I’m thankful that my family is still mostly healthy and the ailments that are present seem to be holding at bay. I am thankful for the people in uniform behind the invisible curtain that are always on duty, even when I am fortunate enough to have a day off, to ensure that I am safe and protected from the perils and evils in the world.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope it brings you all happiness, sanity, and perspective.