Today is Thanksgiving here in the US... So happy day to all that celebrate it! Since I have a some international readers, I'm calling this post "Thankfulness" instead so it can be enjoyed by all.
Dictionary.com defines thankful as "feeling or expressing gratitude." Whether it be for an object, a person, an idea, a place .. or really anything. Too often I find that I don't acknowledge how grateful I am for things in my life. So here are a few wonderful things I am truly thankful for!
I am incredibly close to my parents and family! My mom helps me put on nearly every cosplay and even attends conventions with me sometimes. And my dad is usually the one that is willing to drive us so we don't have to worry about traffic and parking. They support my crazy interests and are always there if I need them. They are so cool and do so much for me and I am super duper thankful for them!
And of course my little Pixie Doodle is a part of my family, too. She gives me the best hugs and purrs and always snuggles with me at night. She has been in my lap the whole time I typed this, too! I am so grateful for the love she's shown me!
I decided to share this ridiculous picture because this is basically what I do all the time. And I am so thankful for my life! I love that I grew up with an interest in computers and video games. I enjoy being curled up in my chair with my headphones on listening to music. It's my little part of the world where I feel most at home.
I wanted to show a photo of my whole bookshelf, but I've already packed it up! (I am in the process of moving.) And I couldn't find a pic anywhere on my computer. But here's a pic of The Hunger Games (since I just saw Catching Fire and LOVED it!) which is one of my favorite books. I have so many other favorites like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, etc and I am very thankful for the chance to read interesting stories and let my imagination take flight.
One truly remarkable adventure I was able to go on was visiting Disney World. I've considered moving to Florida just so I could go all the time. I wasn't really sure if I would ever get the chance to visit, though, and my family made it happen. I was able to meet all my favorite characters and live out a dream. And due to some major flight delays, my dad and I were actually able to go again with some flight vouchers! This is a trip I will never forget, and I'm so thankful I was able to experience it.
The chance to be a chameleon!
I am definitely thankful for the opportunity to become anyone I want to be. Cosplay has been such a joyful way for me to express myself. I'm thankful I have a lifestyle that allows me to change my hair color, create costumes, and get the chance to meet new people. I am still quite a newbie at cosplaying, but I've really become attached the creativity it's brought to my life!
So those are just a few of the wonderful things I am thankful for! I am looking forward to eating some yummy food and spending Thanksgiving with my family.
What are you thankful for?