Thankful For


Thanksgiving really is my favorite holiday, and I truly believe that I shouldn’t need a holiday to express my gratitude. Everyday I am thankful for what I’ve got. Looking back on the year, I’ve got a lot to be thankful for:

Health. I think a lot of people at my age tend to overlook this quite a bit. Several weeks ago I experienced a couple heart palpitations. This scared the crap out of me, but the doctor, after doing a couple tests, assured me that it was nothing abnormal and that otherwise, I am in perfectly healthy shape.

Friends. Moving from Philly to DC not really knowing anyone, as well as additional circumstances, made last year particularly challenging. In contrast, this year has been incredibly memorable, truly unforgettable. I owe it all to everyone I’ve befriended for helping make this year without a doubt one of the best years I have had in a long time.

Family. Even though they may sometimes be a little skeptical, I’m thankful for their unconditional support in whatever latest scheme or idea I come up with. Additionally, I’m glad they seriously just want me to live my own life and be happy. This notion of living your own life, and not the lives of others, is something that I greatly take to heart and appreciate. A lot.

Discipline. I wouldn’t be able to be in Taiwan without being cognizant LONG ago that I’d be surviving on no income for an extended period. I’m glad I stayed the course throughout last year and this year and saved so that I’m able to do what I’m doing now.

I could go on and on, about food, about nature, about travel, etc. There’s so much to be thankful for!