So, as part of thanksgiving, Gayle made a thanksgiving tree where we put leaves for all the things we are thankful for. I found that I had rather a lot of things that I’m thankful for, and I didn’t even scratch the surface of putting them all up on the tree, and I still had a lot of leaves up there.

I’m very glad that my life is getting better – sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but for the last few years, things have been getting continuously better. I’m thankful for all the people in my life that help to make it a good life, and for the freedom to explore my inner space and increasingly the knowledge of how to do so safely. I’m thankful for my band, and for having my own studio, and for my friends (you all really are a great bunch of people) and for Gayle and Rebel and Allie. I’m thankful for having a job that I usually like, and for having a bunch of coworkers who are also my friends, and who I genuinely enjoy working with. I’m thankful for having bosses that don’t ask me to do things I can’t do, and who give me the flexibility to work the way I want to, and who assign enough work that I have enough money to keep the bills paid and then some. I’m thankful that I seem to have finally found out how to not go crazy every six months (at least, it looks that way so far.. there was no insanity in August which traditionally would have included some. Once we get past march/april I think I can truly call this mission accomplished.) I’m thankful for the people I talk to on the inside, and all the progress I have made in getting past my paranoia, my self destructive tendencies, and my tendency to not do the things I want to do. I’m thankful that I don’t have to live the way I was living a few years ago, constantly miserable and knowing what needed to change for me to not be that way, but completely powerless to take action. I’m thankful for the freedom to set my own hours.

For this and many, many other things, I am thankful. I hope you all had great thanksgivings (although I know most of you don’t read this blog ;-)) and that we all get what we want out of 2013 and beyond.

One Response to “Thanksgiving..”

  1. Swipes Says:

    I’ve come to love the Thanksgiving tree even if it sometimes feels repetitious over the years. I’m thankful for you and the life we have together.

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