Taking a few minutes to reflect on things before I get caught up in craziness.
I am thankful that it is raining.
I am thankful that my roommate finally dumped out and cleaned the pot of grease that that she left festering on our stove for the past month.
I am thankful that I am in graduate school, even if it is hard.
I am thankful for old friends who made it so hard to leave California, and I am thankful for new friends who have made it easier to leave California.
I am thankful for the feminists that came before me and fought the good fight.
I am thankful that I have the right to vote, own property, be educated, hold a job, pick who and if I marry.
I am thankful for my parents, who did their best to counteract the onslaught of messages telling me I'm a sex object, a baby maker, inherently bad at math and science, the sum total of my tits and uterus, and an uppity bitch if I stand up and say otherwise.
I am thankful for the feminists now who continue to fight the good fight.
I'm not gonna lie, I'm thankful for beer.
I am thankful for clean drinking water.
I am thankful for modern science, not only as my raison d'etre, but also for allowing me to control when and if I have children, for protecting me from rabies, hepatitis B, diptheria, tetnus, measles, mumps, rubella, for antibiotics, and for this computer I am typing on.