Last year, Thanksgiving week hit me unexpectedly hard. I’m not a fan of excess, or of dead birds, which are in my view, pretty much the pillars of this holiday. But for some reason, I felt oddly out of touch and even a bit sad.
This year, I’ve barely given Thanksgiving a thought. I don’t feel the sense of disconnect I felt last year. Maybe I’ve finally landed and settled here.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d relish the opportunity to throw a vegetarian feast, but it’s not really worth the effort for myself. But perhaps next year I’ll have someone with whom I can share this American tradition ;)
This year, I’m thankful for the opportunity to see Thailand, London, Amsterdam, and the Norwegian Fjords. I’m thankful for the Buddha. I’m thankful for my amazing job at a fabulous company that uses my strengths and is about to get a whole lot more exciting. I’m thankful for my beautiful home, for Opie, and for the courage to follow my dreams. I’m thankful for the bumps and bruises that have made me who I am, and for the fact that I’m resilient and able to shrug off most of what comes flying at me.
Thanksgiving and other such expat events usually need a certain mass of expats to get them off the ground. There were a few parties around Copenhagen this year, you should check it out next year (and there are lots of second hand stores around here to make the trip more interesting).
Biceps lookin’ good, I’m in an exercise slump these days..Your pic gave me some motivation.
I agree, your pic gave me motivation as well! Do you practice yoga?
I dabble in yoga, but my main form of training is cardio & weights.
I also pay pretty strict attention to my diet. I make sure to supplement protein immediately after my workout for maximum muscle growth and I generally eat natural foods that are nutritionally dense and low in fat.
That said, I aim for consistency, not perfection.