Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Wishing all my American friends a lovely day filled with great food, great drinks and even better company. This is my first year celebrating Thanksgiving in London, which does feel a bit strange but we will be cooking, watching NFL and enjoying the day with my other family. I like to take Thanksgiving as an opportunity to reflect on the past year and there truly is so much to be thankful for.
I am incredibly thankful that my mom and sisters flew out to visit me earlier this year for my birthday – it was a real highlight and those memories I’ll hold on to forever. I’m even more thankful that my older sister got to visit twice and was here last weekend!
I am thankful to my future in-laws, who are the best I could ever have. They are always so supportive to Ciaran and I. It means a lot to me that they wanted to get so involved in Thanksgiving today.
I am very thankful to have some great friends out here – the past two years of living here have been a whirlwind and I feel really fortunate to have such wonderful friends to laugh and have a great time with.
I am thankful to live in this amazing and inspiring city – there are so many opportunities here and I still have those “pinch me” moments.
I am thankful for my job – I am loving what I am doing and learning so much. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by super supportive people to learn and grow from.
And finally, I am thankful for my wonderful and loving fiancé Ciaran for always being supportive, thoughtful and kind. I am very excited for our wedding next year and for what is to come! I am so happy to have the best life partner.
I am thankful for lots this Thanksgiving and really excited to be spending it here in London. We have just finished our Thanksgiving shopping and are going to see a film and then come back here, start cooking and drinking.
What are you most thankful for this year?