I. I give thanks for this hard year, where I learned so much about myself. How strong I could be and how far I could come, from the lowest lows to someone to the most glorious highs, with only more plans for how to challenge and push myself even further into my bliss.
II. I give thanks to the doctor's I have brought into my life. For the therapist who pushes me enough and makes me okay with the things I can't change. For the primary who is as attentive every followup as she was the first time, when I said doctor's made me deeply uncomfortable and she sat on the opposite side of the room, without losing any focus on me.
III. For all the people who took a chance on me at my job, where no one even takes ACP people. For my principal, the Educational Dean, the English Department Head, and the Special Education One. For the people who help me and let me help them run GRACE, and the Book/Comic Book Club. For helping to run Special Olympics for ALE and History/Science Fair for our magnet school.
IV. For the coworkers who went out of their way to help me in every kind of way since I started this job. Gloria, Alfred, Allison, Scott, Susan, Amber, Joel, Maggie, Denise, Tanya, Samantha.
V. For the amazing groups I get to run, which would not exist if it were not for the amazing people who I get to help run them and for the ones that would not happen at all without glorious amazing people who attended, sharing their joy and making it only become bigger and bigger. To everyone in the Sci-Fi group, and all the girls in Geek Girls, Chakra Sisterhood, and RCG.
VI. To Laura, who is the best part of my best and worst days. To my family (Mom, Gordon, Jennifer, Kathleen, James, Uncle Rick, Michelle, Bob, Grama, and everyone else in the smaller families of each) for being a beautiful part of my year, even far away you are always near in my heart.
VI. For spending this Thanksgiving in my supermink soft pjs, with a fire roaring, a cup of (perfected this year) cocoa, half under a velvet blanket while watching the Macy's Day Parade, while I prepare for a day of Thanksgiving Dinners with all the family I'm grateful to have loving me, supporting me, and wanting me with them during these seasons. [This entry was originally posted at http://wanderlustlover.dreamwidth.org/2303672.html. Comment on either at your leisure.]