Thanksgiving normally isn’t my favorite holiday. Most of it revolves around eating grotesque amounts of turkey and watching football (I’m a vegetarian who likes rugby).
But since I’m in a country where Thanksgiving isn’t traditionally celebrated, I can focus on the true spirit of the holiday – giving thanks.
The truth is, I love my life and I’m grateful for a lot of things, so I’ll take this opportuntity to write a gratitude list and publish it here to share with my readers what really makes me warm and fuzzy inside. In the comments section, I hope you’ll share with me what you’re thankful for too.
I’m Thankful For…
A few weeks ago I wrote about how hard friendships are to maintain when you’re traveling 24/7. Fortunately, my family has always been there for me. I’m so lucky to have such a supportive group of people in my life who thinks my travels are cool. I love you guys!
My Readers and Fans
I want to say thank you to all of the people who have left a comment on one of my posts, on my Facebook page, or sent me a personal email. When I started this blog, my reason for doing so was to inspire people to follow their dreams like I was (and am). Some of you have shared with me your travel plans, your excitement, and your thanks, but the real thanks goes to you. Even if you’re just passing through or have been around for a while, I appreciate you.
The occasions that I’ve been sick over the past four years of travel are few and far between, and I’m so grateful for that. Any solo traveler will tell you that one of the worst things that can happen is falling ill in a foreign country with no one to take care of you. I’m thankful I’m in good health.
Missing Black Friday
An American mall repulses me on a normal day. But Black Friday? The fever of consumerism burning in everyone’s eyes as they operate on a lack of sleep in a bargain-hunting stupor? So glad I’ll be across the border on that hellish day!
Organic and Vegetarian Food Choices
I have to shout out two of my favorite places to get food and products in Mexico City. The first is the Green Corner, which has a ton of organic food and beauty products at reasonable prices. I also found another place in Roma Norte called Es Natural Mex which has an amazing range of vegetarian meats, like tofu, seasoned “beef”, gluten tacos, and other veggie foods with a Mexican twist. Being a vegetarian in Mexico City as well as a conscientious shopper has been really easy thanks to these two.
I’m so fortunate to have been able to find a means of making money that lets me work anywhere in the world. The options available for location-less employment will only continue to grow, and more doors will keep opening, which is super exciting.