Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow American readers! Today, I thought I’d answer this adorable Thanksgiving-themed Q&A. This Q&A is hosted by The Blended Blog, but I originally saw it over on Grace’s blog.
A new friend: For this, I have to go with a newer coworker of mine, Tia! She and I hit it off immediately, and ever since she started working at the tea shop with me, I’ve had the best time working with her. She’s a great employee and an awesome person, and I am so thankful for all the wonderful work conversations and adventures we’ve had together!
Something shiny: Definitely my Stila Magnificent Metals liquid eyeshadow in Smoky Storm. I LOVE wearing a pop of glitter on the lid with my eye looks, and this liquid glitter eyeshadow is so pigmented and amazing.
Someone unexpected: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We’re working on his C-minor Mass (also known as his Great Mass) in choir right now, and its beautiful melodies haunt my thoughts. Also, I’m attending a performance the Mozart Requiem while I’m in London this week, and I’m singing two Mozart pieces on my recital! He’s kinda been the composer of this semester for me.
Something ordinary: My bed.
A person you’ve known a long time: Can I say my parents? I’m super close with both my mom and my stepdad, and I am endlessly thankful for the two of them.
Somewhere you go every day: The School of Music at my university! It’s been my home-away-from-home for the past four years (seriously, I think I spend more time there than I do at my apartment), and although it has its flaws, I can’t imagine going to school anywhere else.
Someone who taught you something: I (and a few of my other friends) ended a pretty toxic friendship earlier this year, and my life is so much better for that. I learned a lot both from dealing with those people for years, and from finally cutting ties with them.
A far-away place: Marktoberdorf, Germany. My choir went on tour to Austria and Germany this past summer, and we ended up winning FIRST PRIZE at the Marktoberdorf Chamber Choir Competition, which is widely held as one of the most prestigious choral competitions in the entire world. I will never, ever forget the memories I made in that tiny, magical town during that trip.
Something that’s saving your life right now: My antidepressants, which I have officially taken for over a year now. They continue to improve my standard of living significantly, and to help me be a functioning human in society. YAY for modern medicine and great mental healthcare.
Someone you see every day: There’s actually no one I see every day, I don’t think, but my best friend Devon comes close. Our friendship is one of my absolute favorite parts of my life, and I don’t know who I would be without being half of #Devalyn.
Something you enjoy doing: I mean… reading, of course! I have been a reader all my life, but this year my vigor for reading has increased tenfold, and I couldn’t be happier about that. I love the act of reading itself, of losing myself in stories and swimming through prose. I also love the community that reading (and, consequently, book blogging) has given me.
Someone female: Emily @ Possibly Literate, AKA my Internet BFF, AKA one of my favorite people. We finally met in person this year, and we text almost daily. I feel like we’re just on the same wavelength about reading and life. (Plus, I’ve gotten ALL the great book recs from Emily!)
A special place: Home. I haven’t been able to visit home as often this year, and it’s made my few trips there all the more special. I can’t wait to spend time at home with my family over the holidays.
Someone male: My stepbrothers! I love them a lot, and I don’t talk about it enough. Despite being spread across two continents, our sibling group chat is always lit.
Something warm: Black tea! Any kind, every kind.
What are you thankful for this year? I’d love to see your answers to these questions!