Today I am thankful for my friends, and my family, and the fact that I am gainfully employed. I am thankful I’ve been able to support myself these past few months; I’m not just surviving, but I’m thriving. I am thankful for the fact that my life may not be perfect, but I am enjoying myself regardless.

I had an excellent Thanksgiving filled with turkey, ham, pie, eggnog, noveling, and exploring the Notre Dame campus. Not too bad for the first Thanksgiving I’ve ever spent not in the presence of either my family or a significant other’s family.