another year, another holiday.
I’ve never been much into thanksgiving or christmas, at least not for the last few years. I don’t know why, but something about the crowds and commercialization just made them seem so… pointless.
this year is different though. having a boyfriend from another culture, I’ve gone holiday crazy - maybe to show that american holidays aren’t so lame, but mostly to make sure he has the best ‘firsts ‘experience. it’s like a baby’s first christmas, except he can actually appreciate all of the things I feed him and make him wear (okay, I won’t make him wear any ugly sweaters. I’ll try to restrain myself.)
indian families often think us heathens are godless (well, right on that one) and that we don’t respect family or anything good in the world. I was watching a bollywood movie yesterday where a character literally said, “I read in the newspapers that americans have sex all day, every day.” we’re pretty risqué people, apparently. this portrayal in general has really made me look at myself and my own culture, especially on this day, thanksgiving.
thanksgiving, besides the mass slaughtering of turkeys and whitewashing of history (okay, I guess those are really terrible, maybe I should stop trying to make this an idealistic post), is a day for family. for me, that has often been a foreign concept. I’ve come to realize that family is what you make it - blood and non-blood alike. although I rarely say it to them, I’ve been incredibly blessed, albeit in unorthodox ways, with such an amazing group of people that support me and put up with my crazy.
I’m thankful for my wonderful boyfriend (pre-fiancé? life partner?). he is the most beautiful person and has completely changed my life in the last year. I never thought I’d fall in love, let alone get married, but he has made me dream and has pushed me to become a better person. also he’s a really sexy dancer (much better than miley cyrus).
I’m thankful for my best friend, who is probably the coolest hot bitch around. we’ve been friends for what seems like forever now and I don’t know what I’d do without her. no one makes me laugh like her. mint and tangerine friend wedding, here we come.
I’m thankful for my family family. there have been lots of ups and downs, but they’re always there for me and remind me of what the true definition of family is.
I’m thankful for my cats, who are my baby angels and don’t hate me too much for leaving them with my parents for the last six months. I can’t wait to be reunited with them.
but most of all, I’m thankful for the way life has a way of turning out like you didn’t expect. sometimes it’s hard to come to terms with, but where my life is headed versus where I thought it was going is infinitely more exciting and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next year.
have a great day everyone! <3