Wednesday, 26 November 2014


I may not be American but as I shall be in the States for Thanksgiving and it's never a bad thing to give thanks every now and again (I do love Leona and Sophie's Thankful Thursday posts). So here are a few of the things I've been thankful for this year. 

1. Employment. Aka my PhD. Okay it's really hard and it makes me upset more often than not, but I'm thankful for something meaningful (kind of) to do with my days and I'm super tahnkful for the regular pay.

2. Conventions. This sounds weird as they're something I sink a lot of money into, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Without conventions I would rarely have anything to look forwards to and I wouldn't have met some of the most awesome people and greatest friends I've met in years.

3. My Grandparents. They might be getting demented (have been for years) but they're both still alive and after the scare my Grandad gave me last Christmas that's one of the greatest things I could ask for. Given that my Grandad is nearly 91 (will be in January) I think that he's doing great.

4. My privileges. That probably sounds like a terrible thing to say but I can't think of a better way to say it. I know I'm really lucky and have a lot of privilege (as the internet likes to say) associated with being white and cis-gendered and fairly middle class, and while I wish that others also all got the same kind of treatment and advantages I do I am thankful for the advantages I do have. You can't help the advantages you are born with and I think recognising them and being thankful for them is important.

5. The internet. I wouldn't have half the knowledge or friends I do without the internet. It's been an eye opener, a lifesaver and just generally a great thing to make use of, and that was just the past year. Who isn't thankful for this awesome piece of technology?

What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

  1. I'm giving thanks to you right now for brightening up my day with a cute little Christmas card ;) I haven't written mine yet but you're top of the list! x


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