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Two of my very good girlfriends came to visit me this past weekend and we had the absolute best time eating, drinking, and being merry. It was so nice to have two, very familiar faces with me here in Austin and the girl time had been way overdue. Since Thanksgiving is in a few days, I am so thankful for the amazing people in my life. There truly is nothing better than real, honest friendship.

I have known Morgan and Chelsea for a long time and their weekend trip to visit little, ole me was so very much appreciated. When the three of us get together it really is a crazy, fun time. We are both so different but so much alike in many ways. The fact that we are all from South Louisiana makes us loud, eccentric, and always ready for a good time. Furthermore, we all really enjoy eating good food, so it’s nice to be able to share the experience of chowing down with some of my favorite people. Naturally, a long weekend filled with booze and small amounts of sleep does make for a dragging Monday, but I would do it all over again every week if I could.

I have known Morgan since the first grade and we have been through just about everything together. We were college roommates and lived in the cutest house located on a street called Memory Lane. Good times on that road. I met Chelsea through mutual friends the beginning of my college education. She is from New Orleans so she is never boring or unenthused. It truly warmed my heart to have these girls spend an entire weekend with me in the city I now call home.

Unfortunately, I will not be home this year for Thanksgiving because I have to be a grown up and work. It will be the first holiday that I have not spent with my family and friends. Even though I would much rather be at home stuffing my face with people who won’t judge me, I know that sacrifices need to be made to eventually be successful in my career. On the bright side, I will definitely be home for Christmas which is my absolute favorite holiday. Moreover, this week and holiday we know as Thanksgiving always makes me reflect on my life and the journey I have been on. I am so unbelievably thankful for all of the people who have never stopped supporting me and guiding me along the way. I know in my heart that I have a strong support system and there is no way that I would be where I am now if it weren’t for my family and friends… and my kitty, Brees cat. πŸ™‚

No matter where I am in life- mentally or geographically- I have the best people who are always there for me and will drop anything to be with me. That makes me feel like a million bucks. Take the time to reflect on what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Oh yeah, eat a piece of pumpkin pie for me, please! Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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