I have so much to be thankful for. I’ve written here in the past about how I’m thankful for LOLCats, Aggieland, and my mom’s wise advice to always stay positive.Â Today in particular I am thankful for the democratic process, my rights as an American, and those who serve to protect our freedom. And Twitter. I am definitely thankful for Twitter.
Thank You Houston!
This year for my 30 Days of Thanks post I want to take a moment to personally thank you – the people and the city of Houston, for all you have done for me over the last four years.
It was January 3, 2009Â when I moved to Houston. In the years since then you have welcomed me and supported me every step of the way.
Houston is a unique place – the most diverse city in the country, a town that fosters business and supports the artsÂ – and earlier this year topped Forbes’ list of America’s Coolest Cities.Â I have tried my best to take in as much of it as possible – taking in museums and restaurants and festivals and trying to keep up with everything Houston has to offer. Honestly, I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface.
The Big D will always be my hometown (don’t hate), but I have been incredibly blessed to find a great home here. And I cannot be grateful enough.
A Few of My Favorite Things about Houston:
1. A Full Events CalendarÂ –Â In a city as big as Houston, there is always something going on!
I am privileged to get to go out and support fantastic clients like Miller Outdoor Theatre, Susan G. Komen Houston, and The Art Car Parade. Some of my other favorite events have been ComicpaloozaÂ Comic Convention, Free Press Summerfest, and the Rodeo!
2. The Food! – I often tell people the best part of moving to Houston is the food. The diversity of backgrounds and cultures in Houston meld into a mixing pot of delicious opportunities to explore. My latest obsessions are El Gran Malo, Benjy’s, and Petrol Station. (And I am always open to suggestions!)
Houston Food Truck Fest 2011
3.Â The SchipulitesÂ –Â I work with some of the most talented, hardest working people I have ever met. I learn from you every single day. I have great mentors here and a great team. I couldn’t ask for more.
I have to thank you to all of you in Houston for welcoming me with open arms. Here’s to many more Houstoniversaries to come!