Well hello there! I’m glad that you’ve decided to join me once again for another wonderful installment of Diva Lessons! I guess you truly understand that it is the most important education of all! This is the ultimate truth. For this post, I want to tell you all about Thanksgiving. In order to be a Diva, you pass a lot of little people beneath you. Sometimes, you might step on some people, but such is life. Other people will help you along your journey, and these people will be there to lift you to your true potential. That’s why this week’s lesson is so important! It’s all about giving thanks to those who have helped you, in any way, to get where you are and what you have today. So, that’s why this lesson for this post is Diva Lesson #14: Give Thanks.
On Tuesday, I went home for the first time since August. It was really nice to be home, and my dad and sister came to pick me up. When I got home, my grandma was there! It was great to see her, since she was visiting from Florida for the holiday. I went and got a haircut, and obviously I went to Starbs too. I finally was able to buy the reusable drink sleeve that I’ve been hunting down for weeks! It was wonderful. That night, I saw my cousin and some friends, and we went to Chili’s. We usually have this waitress who looks like Uma Thurman, but she wasn’t there for once that time! Mixed emotions on that one. On Wednesday, I got to spend some time with friends, and went up to the high school for an event with one of my old teachers. It was nice to be back, but it sort of felt weird to see all of the younger students there who I didn’t recognize.
Thursday of course, was Thanksgiving. My uncle, his wife, and my cousin all came down from Boston to be with us, and my grandma was with us too. My grandpa, aunt, uncle, and cousin who also live on Long Island came over to my house, and we were all together there. It was a seriously classy affair. I was using a Waterford goblet, and it was wonderful. It was so nice to be surrounded by family, and people who care about me so much. The whole atmosphere of the house is wonderful on Thanksgiving. The smells, the food, the family, and everything else. Of course, I had to make a trip to Starbs as well. Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like a latte, if I do say so myself. Thanksgiving was pretty uneventful overall, but it was so nice to just be surrounded by my family and be able to be home and relax. That night, my sister and I watched Rabbit Hole. Nicole Kidman was flawless in it. The movie was super sad, but it was done so well. Loves it. It’s a winner, as long as you don’t mind crying a bit.
The next day was Friday! Gotta always love Friday. The day was pretty much uneventful. I pretty much spent it doing homework and laying around the house, enjoying my time off. I watched some Skins, which is one of my favorite tv shows, and spent more time with my family. That was pretty much it. What can I say? Not every day can be eventful! Saturday was a wonderful day though! I started out by doing some homework once again. It was great to be so productive! Then, my dad and I got lunch from a local sandwich place, and then I went to Best Buy with him to do some shopping. I bought Black Swan, and I also managed to sneak in Charlie St. Cloud (what can I say? I can only resist Zac Efron for so long, and I finally had to cave.) After that, we went to Starbs (obviously) before heading home. Once we were home, we had a great family dinner, and then I got to spend some time with my friend Erin. We took a trip to Starbs (yes, I went twice in one day. Do not judge me, I am aware I have a problem.) The barista remembered my name and everything. It was pretty hilarious and ridiculous. We watched Black Swan together, and it was perfect (sorry, I couldn’t resist making the reference). It was a pretty wonderful day, to be sure.
Finally, Sunday came around and it was time to head back up to school. Kyleen drove me back up, and we were able to spend some time listening to music and catching up with each other. Due to traffic, it took us a little while to get back. When I got back, I obviously immediately went to Starbs and had a lovely conversation with the barista there about Women’s Studies. Then, I went over to my friend’s suite and spent some time with Sarah and Jon, and just hung out with them for the night, waiting for Lindsay to come back. Then, it was back to the regular routine with an advocacy committee meeting, and back to classes on Monday!
We’re in the homestretch of the semester now, with only two weeks left of classes, and then only finals after that! I so look forward to being able to spend a greater amount of time, and spend some much needed time with friends from home who I haven’t seen in a long time too. It’s just about getting my game face on, and making things happen. Keeping up is going to be key. It’ll be worth it though, I’m sure. It’ll be interesting to see what the rest of the semester has in store.
Over the course of Thanksgiving, it was wonderful to be able to spend some time with my family and the people who care so much about me. It made me think about how thankful I am for all of the great people and things I have going on in my life. It’s so important to be thankful, especially when you’re a Diva. Always remember the people who help you reach your true potential, and to become a full on Diva! That’s why this lesson is titled Diva Lesson #14: Give Thanks. See you next time!
Count the amount of times I went to Starbs over Thanksgiving break! I’m sure it’ll be a ridiculous amount.
If you haven’t seen any of the movies I talked about in this post, or Skins (the UK one of course), watch them all immediately if not sooner.
I have an OL staff meeting tomorrow!! I’m looking forward to see everyone. The staff meetings are always a lot of fun, and I think we’re getting holiday cards to send out to our students.
I have a lot of work to catch up on still and complete, which I’m not looking forward to, but I’m just trying to do the best that I can, and making it through.
Finally, this is a very exciting and important weekend! It’s my friend Sam’s birthday on Friday AND the one and only Britney Spears is turning 30! Celebration plans are still in the work, but I know it will be phenomenal.