Thanksgiving & All That Jazz

Confession:  I hate this time of year on Social Media. The reason? The word “turkey” shows up on every other update and I’m wired to react to that word automatically because of the fact that I’m FROM Turkey. So everytime I see the word, even if I’m paying half attention, my brain goes on full alert, ready to see what’s going on and then I see “Turkey blood tastes like chicken” and bang my head against the table.

Yeah, I’m a little nuts.

As always, I do have a lot to be thankful for this year but I give thanks everyday to the people in my life who make it worth getting up in the morning with their love, loyalty and faith in me.

This has been a pretty big year for me, because I’ve gotten everything I want out of life so far.  Even though I had a few heartbreaks, at the end of the day, I’m fulfilled.

I have

…an amazing boyfriend who is there for me unconditionally

…friends who love me even from miles away

…a fantastic network of professionals who inspire me everyday

…a chance to do my dream job

…an undying passion for life

…a family who drives me crazy at times but has my back no matter what.

I live in Washington, D.C. which is one of the best cities in the world (Right after Istanbul & NYC).  I’m making a home for myself, and taking my life in a direction that will challenge and fulfill me for years to come.

I’m taking chances and I’m grateful for the fact that I have the luxury to take those chances.

I’m grateful for the friends who are standing by me even when they don’t agree with some of my decisions because that’s what real friends do.

I have my health, my sense of humor and a positive outlook on life.

I have the ability to help those less fortunate than me and the compassion to do everything I can to do so.

I’m grateful for my life and everything in it – the good, the bad & the ugly.

I’m grateful for you – every one of you who read & comment on my blogs, whether it’s on here, via Twitter/Facebook or in an email.  You guys are awesome & I love you.

I hope that all of you will have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving.

4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving & All That Jazz

  1. I LOVE the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends! In fact, I’m going to dig through my DVDs tonight to find them.

    I have to admit that your confession made me giggle a little bit. I’ll try my best not to say turkey today! Crap… I already failed.

    <3 you 🙂


    1. I love Friends. I think we need to do a Friends marathon when I come over 🙂

      Yes, I’m glad I can make you giggle 😉

      Love you too!!


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