Last Thanksgiving was the last time I ever talked to my most serious ex. I’m going to be completely honest. He ruined Thanksgiving for me (I’ll refrain from going into details about it). *Cut to this year* I came home yesterday excited to see my family, but I was mostly anxious to get the holiday over and move on with my life. Thanksgiving has never been one of my favorite holidays anyway because as a kid, I hated the *cough* white people food *cough*.
As a now-broke and hungry college student, I love any food that comes my way (aside from red meat, of course). I realize now that I was going about Thanksgiving all wrong. I had an unpleasant experience that happened to come on Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean that I have to let the past dictate my present. Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the blessings in our lives (although I still feel uncomfortable celebrating a holiday with such problematic beginnings). It’s a time to let go of the negative aspects of life that holds us back and appreciate the good that surrounds us.
So for this Thanksgiving, I’m going to try my best to accept that my past is the past, and the if I continue to let it affect my present, I’m only letting the negativity win. I have an amazing life filled with people who love me, I attend a UC, I have 2 adorable cats, and I’ve grown so much over the past year in terms of self-love. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and I hope you can all find things in your life to be grateful for too.