giving thanks


Happy Thanksgiving!

I couldn’t be more ready for this Thanksgiving holiday if I tried. Yesterday I experienced one of my random anxiety attacks, so to have a vacation from work to just relax and spend time with family is straight up what the doctor ordered.

This year we’re heading to San Diego, as my brother and his girlfriend are hosting at their new house. We haven’t been able to see them (or my niece) since this summer, so I’m especially glad to get to celebrate with them. Planning on lots of eating (obvs), roller skating, photo taking, board game playing, puppy cuddling, and GoPro video making. I wish my mom, other two siblings, niece, and nephew could be here – this time of year makes the distance feel that much heavier on my heart. Dreaming of one day where we own a home and everyone will be able to visit and celebrate together.

It’s weird that spending the holidays together is something you take for granted growing up – and then you’re an adult and five years goes by since you’ve last spent the day together and how are we so old and why is time moving so fast and WHAT IS LIFE. So these next few days I’m going to focus on appreciating the now and all for which I have to be grateful. Did you know expressing gratitude is actually healthy? There have been studies and stuff, yo.

So even though life can feel hard sometimes (like, really hard), I know my struggles can’t compare with much of the rest of the world. And for that, I am thankful. For having a supportive family, a stable job, the means to not only provide me a home and running water and food – but the ability to travel and experience exciting things, for living in a huge city  of opportunity with the chance to chase my dreams, for having the freedom to be whoever I am, for not having to live in constant fear. A lot of bad stuff goes on in this world – and even though it’s okay for life to feel hard sometimes, try to remember that not all of it is.

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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