Giving thanks

Happy holidays, to all those who celebrate. It is officially Thanksgiving and I’ll be splitting my day between being at my dad and his girlfriend’s and my mom and her boyfriend’s. Even though I officially live elsewhere now, I’ll always consider my mom’s house home, until they move somewhere else. Then I’m sure I’ll go through an intense displacement crisis but we’ll get to that when it happens. right now I’d just like to take a few moments to talk about the things that I’m truly thankful for.

I’m thankful that my life has changed so drastically for the better. At this time last year, I was working in a job I hated, getting ready for my SATs and just dreaming about how things might get better. I don’t think I actually believed that I would get into college; it didn’t hit me until I was actually moving that it was all happening. Now I’m happier than I’ve been in a really long time; I feel fulfilled in so many ways and like I’m actually putting my brain to decent use.

I’m (still) thankful for the sex blogging community. Even though I’m not as active as I used to be (indeed, my online activities have dropped drastically since I started school), the community is still really important to me. I’d be a much more bored, less informed person if it weren’t for my friends in the sex blogging community. Discovering this community is what initially motivated me to want to be a sexuality educator. It’s completely altered my life in a lot of really good ways.

I’m thankful for all the new people I’ve met; I needed new people in my life for a long time and I’ve met many amazing people who mean a lot to me (including my wonderful roommates).

I’m thankful that I’m in a relationship with someone who is loving and compassionate and respectful; someone who believes that women deserve respect, that sexism/racism/classism/etc. are serious issues, and who isn’t afraid to point out bullshit when it’s right in front of him. Someone who doesn’t think they deserve a cookie for being a decent human being. This winter will be three years since we’ve met and spring will be three years since we’ve been in a relationship. That’s kind of a long time. I hope it continues.

I’m thankful for every single one of our readers. We are but a humble blog and we’re so grateful for all the people who read, comment, encourage, discuss and link to us. You’re all so special to us.

I am getting delirious with sleepiness. I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it and a very happy winter.

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