So, it’s December 3rd & it feels like only yesterday it was still Thanksgiving. As much as I love the holiday season, I–like many others–hate how quickly it goes by. My MCAT date is just around the corner so naturally, my heart is pumping more blood than it should for a stationary person. I think I might die, maybe? I’m 100% capable of doing well on this test if I just study & stop watching cheesy shows like Charmed all day. Whenever you’re stressed or feeling like your life is falling to pieces, you just have to remind yourself that it could be worse, but you’re going to take control of the current situation to the best of your abilities. You’re going to look at yourself in the mirror & remind yourself that you’re capable of handling the hurdles & if you can’t, then ask for help. Certainly there is no shame in asking for help from your family &/or friends.
Speaking of which, let’s go down the “what I’m thankful for” road since my family never makes these types of speeches at our Thanksgiving dinners.
6 Things I’m Thankful For
This also includes my friends that are like family to me. I have magnificent parents that are always supportive. I can’t thank them enough for existing & giving me all the necessary tools in life & more to not be a tool myself. Without the many people I speak to on a regular basis, I’m 99.9% positive that I’d be insane or angrily typing my thoughts out somewhere.
2. Pumpkin Pie
Ummm it’s the best pie so I’m definitely thankful for its invention. On a serious note, I’m thankful that I was born with working taste buds, because there are people in this world that cannot taste very much or can only taste one or two tastes. If it weren’t for my supertaster abilities–this is a real thing, by the way–I wouldn’t be able to impress my family & friends with my ability to make some delicious noodles!
Whenever someone tells me that they have nothing to be thankful for, I have to resist the urge to backhand them. If you’ve got a roof over your head, clothes on your back, a working refrigerator, & you were born without a plethora of genetic mutations & diseases, be thankful. Be glad you were born with all of your working limbs & that you’re alive. If you’re going to sit around & mope all day, stop breathing our oxygen & go do something productive. Life isn’t fair, but you can make a difference small or large.
4. Not Being Born a Woman in Another Part of the World
Surely America has many problems with gender discrimination, but I’m glad that I was born female in this era in this country rather than oh, I don’t know, Saudi Arabia where it’s illegal for women to be seen driving or walking around without a man. The growing amount of feminists would surely make the suffragettes proud!
5. Science & Technology
Because the human race cannot advance if our science & technology is non-existent. We’ve come such a long way only to be lead astray by non-scientific/medical celebrities like Jenny McCarthy who tell us not to get our children vaccinated. I’m glad you read a book, sweetie, but until you graduate from a medical school or have a Ph.D. in immunology, sit the eff down & shut up. Get your child vaccinated!!!
6. Ryan Gosling
Thank you, Rygos, for breaking up with Eva Mendez. I’m so glad you’ve finally seen the light. I hope that you find a much better significant other that will actually want your babies. Thank you for being a celebrity who cares about humanity & animals. Keep doing all of your charity work, boo! Thank you for being beautiful inside & out & hilarious all around. Thank you for giving females everywhere hope that not all men are completely testosterone filled bags of cells.
2 new recipes & 1 new album. Hope those that celebrated had a wonderful Thanksgiving & that those of you who aren’t in ‘mericuh had a wonderful November & an even better December. I’m also thankful to my 5 readers & how you continually show me that you read my posts. I don’t think I’d keep this up for so long if I didn’t have an audience, no matter how big or small.