I’m so excited to have our veg Thanksliving feast featured on my favorite vegan blog, Vegansaurus! There are two things in this world I love to death, one is veganism and the other is dinosaurs (yes, I’m a child at heart) so of course their website would be my most favorite site ever. It also helps that the writers are just straight up hilarious.
Every Thanksgiving they do a roundup of some of the most delicious looking vegan dishes readers served over their holiday. Be sure to check it out, but not if you’re hungry because that’s just torture.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because of what it’s supposed to be about, and I’m not talking turkeys, Indians and Pilgrims. Having a day where you celebrate what you are thankful for is a great reminder of what really matters in your life.
This past year, I’ve been thankful for…
My amazing husband. He’s so supportive in everything I do, and loves me unconditionally. He’s amazingly thoughtful and compassionate, and I love absolutely everything about him.
My animals. Mercedes (my cat) has been with me over 12 years now and although she’s now an old cranky lady, she’s one of the most affectionate, social cats I’ve ever met. Portia has been an amazing addition to our little family. We hadn’t planned on getting a dog, she just kinda fell into our lives when we didn’t even know we needed her. Her love for us is boundless and she makes Jim and I smile every single day.
My friends. This year my social circle has grown vastly, and I’m somewhat overwhelmed by it. I went through a period not too long ago where I had very few friends, and what friends I had were pretty toxic. By getting out and doing activities and things I really love, it’s opened my life up to so many new people who share the same thoughts and passions as me, and I’m thankful for each and every one of you being in my life today.
My veganism. I was a vegan for a long time but relapsed for a while. I decided to go back to being vegan for New Years of 2010. I’m so glad that I did. It’s more or less my identity, and little did I know it always was. Being vegan makes me feel better that I’m not contributing to so many injustices in this world, and it has also opened opportunities for me to meet so many great vegans who have convinced me to help fight the fight (hence my recent protesting). This year being Jim and my first “Thanksliving” makes me so happy I could burst.
My job. In this down economy I’m so thankful to not only have a job I really enjoy in an industry I’m passionate about, but one that pays really well. This is not something I ever plan on taking for granted, and every single day on my drive to and from work I think about it.
My neighborhood. Jim and I have called Williamsburg, Brooklyn home for over 7 years now. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Through the years, it’s grown to become a haven for artistic, professional folks like us. I also love that our specific corner of Billyburg has a large Italian population, which reminds me a lot of my childhood growing up on Long Island. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
I never in a million years would have thought something as simple as a personal, online journal would make such an impact in my life. Between giving me more confidence, allowing me to see and grow my own personal style, and to meeting new people from around the world, my blog has opened many doors for me. I’m also thankful for each and every one of you who take interest in my life, what I’m doing, and what I have to say and actually tune in every day to read about it. It’s been great getting to know you all and I look forward to meeting more blogging friends as we go along.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! XOXO