1. my immediate family
    I'm very grateful to have had parents that raised me to think critically and value empathy. I'm grateful for a family that loves and supports me unequivocally.
  2. alone time
  3. food security, stable and clean housing, relative peace
    after hearing some of my relatives talk for hours about how Syrian refugees aren't welcome here, I've spent more time than usual tonight reflecting on how lucky I am.
  4. the amazing network of expanded "family" I have in the New England area
    so many of my extended family, blood relations or not, live in NE and visit me, take me in, make sure to check in on me, and offer support however they can.
  5. my incredible friends
    I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am to know such incredible people, profound thinkers, intense lovers, and brave supporters. there are so many shitty things and people in the world, and I'm privileged enough to know as many of these nerds as I do.
  6. potatoes
  7. professors who love to teach and care about their students
    professors who constantly show up and cover up for my incompetent ass. professors who challenge me and inspire me and upset me and surprise me and blow my mind every week.
  8. activism/activists*
    making the world a better place is hard and underappreciated work. *anti-choice activism not included
  9. sleep
  10. technology
    I am 1000 miles away from my family and still talk to them every week. I still spent thanksgiving with them. incredible 📳
  11. cats
    forever and always 🐱🐱