This season, I am thankful for many things.

I am thankful for an awesome (and growing) nuclear family that loves me and each other despite our ridiculousness.

I am thankful for a happy home with a roommate who, when I tell her I want to launch a media empire, says, “Wow, that’s awesome,” instead of, “Wow, that’s insane.”

I’m thankful for a father in good health who takes me on hiking adventures across the country.

I’m thankful for a boyfriend who loves me more than he should.

I’m thankful for a job I love that has enabled me to get my name on national TV for two separate series this year.

I’m thankful for dirty gin martinis, an incredibly supportive and intelligent boss, countless visits with my one remaining grandparent, the chance to see Willie Nelson live in concert, talented friends who given me tickets to see them in so many shows, the random chance to see the tiny town where my grandmother was born, the opportunities to travel for work AND play, and many, many other things. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!