so thankful:

happy thanksgiving everybody: boys, girls, men, women. thank you so much for all of your wonderful support, readership, letters, voicemails, podcast listens, and spreading the word about imboycrazy.com. here is a list of things i am thankful for:

•i’m thankful for my best platonic male friend. he knows who he is. he is my brother (from another mother) and my sounding board. he knows me better than anyone and is at times my sage/guru/voice of reason.

•i’m thankful for having beautiful areolas

•i’m thankful for my therapist who has changed my life dramatically. i’m a lot kinder to myself (and as a result of THAT, to others) and calmer than i used to be.

•i’m thankful for my health.

•i’m thankful for my mom and so happy that she’s happy and healthy and in love.

•i’m thankful for starting this website 3 years ago. i continue to be obsessed with it in the best way.

•i’m thankful for my podcast and being able to connect with people and feel like maybe i’m helping to make people feel understood, heard, and  less alone.

•i’m thankful for coffee, Americanos, and lattes.

•i’m thankful for urth cafe. more specifically, their bread and nonfat spanish honey lattes.

•i’m thankful for having a team of people who i refer to as ‘power players’ that i can turn to when i have questions about achieving my goals.

•i’m thankful for constantly having ideas and always making sure i push myself, even though sometimes it stresses me out because i put so much pressure on myself.

•i’m thankful that i finally like my body and am not so hard on myself and nit picky and my own worst enemy.

•i’m thankful for m cafe and the community table.

•i’m thankful for nice people.

•i’m thankful for the sense of community i feel in a town as big as hollywood.

•i’m thankful for american apparel, urban outfitters, madewell, j crew, apc, club Monaco, target, and wasteland. even though i know it’s politically incorrect for me to like those places so much.

•i’m thankful for pear cassis by fresh, even though they’ve discontinued it!

•i’m thankful for the nail polish: berry hard by essie.

•i’m thankful that men DO still exist! men who want to protect and make their woman’s life better.

•i’m thankful for men from texas.

•i’m thankful for scented candles.

•i’m thankful for having traveled so much in my life.

•i’m thankful that i’m spiritual but not religious.

•i’m thankful that i didn’t go to college and am not embarrassed by it.

•i’m thankful for Oprah, Joan didion, Bethany Frankel, cher, madonna, Joan rivers, dolly parton, Caroline myss, Chelsea handler, Rosanne bar, kathy griffin, gloria Steinem, tina turner, tina fey, Kristin wiig, Gilda radner, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Zoe, Sandra Bernhard, and other powerful women who inspire me, make me laugh, and are examples of how women are strong/funny/courageous/brave/talented, and can balance a family and a career.

•i’m thankful that my suicide attempt when i was 15 did not work.

•i’m thankful for ekhart tolle. in a way, he is my religion.

•i’m thankful i have a tight private.

•i’m thankful for whole foods.

•i’m thankful  i’m tall. 5’11.

•i’m thankful i don’t smoke.

•i’m thankful i love eating vegan/vegetarian, but am not so rigid and totally eat steak too.

•i’m thankful i never got aids or herpes, even though i’ve been very sexually active. knock on wood.

•i’m thankful i don’t do drugs. that stopped a LONG time ago.

•i’m thankful i don’t have acne.

•i’m thankful for my personality.

•i’m thankful for not being scared to ask questions when i don’t understand something.

•i’m thankful that even though i’m not perfect, i’m at least AWARE  of what my issues are and i have a strong desire and willingness to work on them and get better. for example: i can be very high-strung and tightly wound. i can get angry very easily. i need to learn how to relax. or at least breath and not act without taking at ,east 5 minutes before i send an angry response text or email . i need to pick my battles. i need to remember that the world is not out to get me and that everything is going to be ok and is exactly the way it needs to be. sheesh.

•i’m thankful or finally realizing/considering that everything i might believe to be true, things i regard as facts (‘the way it is’) that make up the foundation of my belief system, might not be true at all. very liberating and shocking all at once.

•i’m thankful i am a woman in los Angeles. i have things a lot easier than women in other parts of the world. this makes me both relieved and sad. there’s a reason the term #whitegirlproblems is a meme.

•i’m thankful i’m a searcher, a seeker; a person who is always thinking about what it all means, how i feel, what’s important, how i can be better, what i can do different, etc. sometimes this causes me to be very sensitive. but i wouldn’t have it any other way.

•i’m thankful that i’ve decided to toughen up and instead of shutting down when i feel as though people are making fun of me or being harsher than i’d like. i’m excited to rise above it, keep going, and show them they can’t shut me down.