Happy #FaeFriday everyone, and happy Thanksgiving weekend as well! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, so I had a nice meal of pasta by myself. But I might do some online shopping this weekend to make use of those good deals!
Anyway, Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt: thankful
“With the closing of the November chapter of 2020, I wanted to focus on thankfulness this week. So, this prompt is a bit different.: What is something that you are thankful for this year?”
I feel like this year was very hard for a lot of people. It’s so weird to think back to January and realize I was not only still living in the U.S., but also went on a cruise to Mexico? And it only took a few more weeks for the world to go to shit. That for sure means that we can’t take anything for granted. Anyway, even though this year’s difficulty settings were set to “expert” mode, I still have a lot to be thankful for, so here’s a list!
1 – Getting my Master’s degree
As I’m currently stressing about my thesis, it’s easy to forget that attending university is quite a privilege. I wasn’t too excited to start this new chapter in my life back in February, to be honest. Looking back I don’t think I was ready to leave the U.S. yet and live on my own. But with that said, I do want my degree, so… And my program is quite fun, and the classes are interesting! I’m sad we can’t attend classes in person, but the fact that I can attend classes via my laptop is something to be thankful for in itself, too.
2 – Friendships maintained
So I’m quite crappy at keeping up with people and texting and all that. Sometimes I go weeks without texting any of my friends, but it’s mutual so I guess we’re all good. Anyway, I am thankful that I’m able to maintain friendships not only with my friends in the U.S., but that I was able to maintain my friendships here in NL despite being away for five years. I recently met up with a friend who I hadn’t spoken to in years, and it was like I had never left. Friendships like that are truly something to treasure.
3 – Books!
I had to incorporate books in here somehow, so here it is! This year has probably been my best reading year to date. I’ve read 51 books so far, and I still have some year left! Books are just so great because you can forget about the world for a little while. One of my coping mechanisms is buying books, and I bought a lot this year, ha. But I also love treating myself with a book when I’m feeling happy. This year I picked up new authors, old authors, continued series, and discovered entirely new ones. I’m excited to discover what I’ll read in 2021!