Today, Facebook reminded me that I wrote this blog post for Thanksgiving in 2011. We’ve done a lot of different things and met a lot of people since four years ago even though it feels like all that time just breezed by. Our staff members have changed as well with new people coming in and some moving on to other things. We’ve gone to a lot of events and helped out so many of our peers and supported tons of projects.
As for me, I haven’t changed much… I am still neurotic and running this blog has given me a lot of anxiety and frustration. I still get discouraged and I still want to quit half the time. Again, despite my tendency to run circles into my own awkward insanity, I am going to take a deep breathe and recognize all the things and people that I am truly grateful for.
For those of you within the geek community who continue to be true to yourselves and continue to be kind, I am grateful. To all my friends who continue to work hard for Defective Geeks— Giselle, Valerie, Michelle, Yume and Alex— you ladies are my constant source of happy-nerding and friendship. To all our supporting Lady Geeks— Sabina, Adri, Julia, Stephanie and Christy— thank you for contributing when you can. To our currently quiet co-founder, Nancy, we still love you!
This year, I attended Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo with The Comic Bug. To the Bug’s owners, Mike and Jun, you have my deepest thanks for your constant support and encouragement. Thank you for welcoming us into your close-knit community and introducing us to so many wonderful people. To Comikaze’s CEO, Regina, I am so grateful to have met you and I am so happy for you and all your success! Thank you for always making us feel welcomed at the convention.
To Amira from Pennant Media, thank you for sending so many talented people our way for interviews. Vito and Juan of Comics on Comics, thank you for having us on your show when you can and for all the laughs. To the boys of Legends Podcast, thank you for recording podcasts crossovers with us and we look forward to the next ones— you guys make us happy! Curtis Fortier, Stephanie Sheh and Helen Mcelwain, you both rock and we wish you so much success on all your projects. James Emmett and Gavin Hignight, thank you for always sharing your talent and creativity with us on the podcast. Mike Myler, you work very hard, sir, and thank you for jumping on our show whenever you can!
I also love every single person that was in this video during our Gal’entine’s Day event this year.
My brain is flailing because I am going to feel like a failure that I can’t mention every single one of you. To all the people we’ve interviewed, had on our podcast and said hello to us at conventions, I am so thankful for all of you!
To the people who remind me why I do this, I thank you the most. Our readers, our listeners, and all the awesome people we’ve met. You inspire me everyday.
On this Thanksgiving week, we don’t have a podcast so I am going to leave you with this Thank You blog.
It is easy to focus on what is lacking in our lives so this week, I challenge you to look at what you have to be thankful for. You all have good things in your lives and you deserve only the best.
I also challenge you to eat a lot of pie. Which is what I will be doing. Pumpkin pie to be specific.