I know, I know. I'm still sorting out this mess that is me. But I wanted to stop by for Thanksgiving, because there are some things I've really been thankful for during my time away.
Starting with my little sister. We've always had our conflicts, but in the last year she's been a really amazing friend. She read my book and gave me honest, helpful feedback. We wrote letters about stupid little things and when she started working in the classroom with me, talked about anything and everything. She's saved my skin many times there, and though she's leaving, I'm super grateful for the experience. I don't know if she reads this blog or not, but I love her and I'm thankful for our good relationship.
I also want to thank you, fellow bloggers, for your inspiring posts and support. There's one out there who's been especially encouraging with her thoughts and comments. Heather Holden, you have no idea how much it has meant to me to have your support here and on Twitter. Thank you so much. (And everyone else, go follow her!)
And of course, I'm thankful for the arts, for their ability to show the things I suck at saying, for the way they calm my uneasy spirit, for the way they inspire me. Music, with its soothing melodies. Painting, with its temperamental brush strokes that force quietude. Drawing, with delicate lines hinting at something deeper. Writing, with its ability to make sense of the chaos of words, with its power for moving the soul to greater things, with its whisperings of secrets, with its creation of countless worlds.
Happy late Thanksgiving, everyone. :)