Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It’s weird not being in America on such a major holiday–I had work this morning, and it’s felt like any other day. That said I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting to fly to London, where I’ll be spending the weekend with my friends. We’ll have a full Thanksgiving on Saturday, so I still get to celebrate, just a few days late!

This year has been hard for the world in a lot of ways, but there’s so much to be thankful and hopeful for. The country is rallying together after a tough, disheartening election. Donations to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other rights organizations are up by so much. When I donated to the recount fund last night, there were $2250,000 in donations. There’s now nearly 3.5 million!


On a personal note, I’m getting to travel around Europe, something I’ve dreamt about for years. I’m learning Spanish.  In a few short weeks my mom will be traveling to Spain. Three of my good friends have recently gotten engaged. Gareth and I are on the same continent! Seeing each other is so easy now, and I can’t believe how amazing it feels. It is so, so hard to be a world apart, but even worse, 8 hours apart, from the person you love. I’m SO glad we’re past that now. And I get to spend this holiday, and the coming holidays, with him (and BOTH our families!).

All my friends in London have rallied around Thanksgiving. Everyone is brining a dish and we’re not missing any major Thanksgiving staples. I can’t wait to see them all, I haven’t been to London since my spur of the moment birthday trip last winter! I’m thankful that I have family and friends in the states that are so amazing that I miss them too much. I’m thankful I amazing friends here, as well.

I hope everyone has a fantastic day full of food, football, family, and friends!

3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. abcdefghizzy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Kristen! I’ve spent many a holidays abroad already and I can tell you, it always feels a little strange but the way you celebrate will always be in your memory so try to do something to commemorate it! Glad that you have so much to be thankful for though, that is the best sentiment of it all. I mean, you did write a post on it so that is your way of celebrating! Enjoy London and time with your man <3

    • Kristen says:

      Thanks! This is the third Thanksgiving I´ve spent in London but the first where I tried to host a dinner! It went really well! Hope yours was good too!

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