I started this, but instead of posting it every day, kept a word document and went to town on it.
November 1: This is going to sound really weird, but I am thankful for sports center because I still cannot believe Michigan pulled that game out last night!
November 2: I am thankful for an extra hour of sleep and for Dewey helping me out with stuff
November 3: I am thankful that the helmet team seems to be embracing me and allowing me to go to Cascade and Bauer next week.
November 4: Today’s PSG Tech Exchange was really cool, getting to learn about other brand’s stuff
November 5: I am thankful that our bat project is coming along thanks to Grant. I cannot wait for the world to see it
November 6: I am really glad that it is Friday. It has been a long week
November 7: Today I am thankful that Justin is really getting into Michigan football. We talked all the time, but before sports were mainly left out, but we have shared the last few games together and this pleases me so much
November 8: Oddly, I am glad the Lions did NOT play today and the Pats won
November 9: I am thankful for a conversation had with Justin this evening
November 10: I am thankful that I was able to be really productive today. I managed to sit in like 6 hours of meetings, but still got samples requested, specs done, and cleaned my cube. Also, I am glad Justin passed his test
November 11: Today I am thankful for all of the members of the American Military, past and present. We had a bunch of freshly commissioned Marines on our flight to Detroit. They keep us safe every day and have done so since the birth of the country. THANK YOU!
November 12: Our visit to Cascade went really well and they were very welcoming. Also, no problems crossing into the country of our northern friends
November 13: I was going to be thankful for getting to see Bauer or getting back to LA, but instead I am going to say I am thankful for being an American and living here. I know we’ve had some bad stuff happen (Pearl Harbor and 9/11), but I cannot imagine the fear in Paris right now.
November 14: I am glad that I got to sleep in today. I knew I was tired, but I do not think I realized how tired I was until I rolled over and saw that it was almost 8AM.
November 15: Today I am so glad that the Lions finally won at Green Bay. Get that monkey off our back.
November 16: Today I am glad to de-brief the trip with someone. It was not completely productive but I did learn things.
November 17: I am thankful for my humidifier to help me recover from this cold.
November 18: Thankful that I am almost through this cold, because my nose is raw
November 19: I am thankful that I’ve been able to experience real pizza since there is no such thing here.
November 20: I am thankful for my co-workers in R&D to lighten up the mood, bring the fun and make the best bats in the world.
November 21: I am thankful that Michigan won a relatively easy game and we are still alive in the B1G race. GO BLUE!
November 22: I am glad that I got to the grocery store early so that I could get all of the food for Turkey day before the rush
November 23: Today I am thankful that my nose is finally all better! Now I can begin on making it not as raw.
November 24: I am thankful that our bat R&D-Marketing meeting was really short so that we could be productive and get things done.
November 25: Today I am very thankful that we got off work early so that I could get everything done before Justin arrived. I am also glad that he got here with no problems. It is going to be a fun weekend.
November 26: Today is Thanksgiving and I am thankful for our teamwork getting “dimmer” ready and it was amazing. I am so full and never want to eat again. It was so nice to not change out of PJs all day.
November 27: I am glad we got to go on a long hike. I really like the trail behind my house. Also, it was great to see David’s family for breakfast.
November 28: I am thankful that I got to watch a Michigan game with Justin this season. We watch them “together” on google usually, but it is a lot more fun with people in the same room. Unfortunately there was not a whole lot to cheer for.
November 29: Today Justin left and while it does make me sad, I am thankful that he was able to come out here for a few days. It was a lot of fun.
November 30: On this, the last day of thanksgiving month, I am going to be sentimental and thank everyone who has gotten me to the point where I am today. I like to think of myself as a successful young person and I could not have gotten where I am without the people who helped me along the way. I have a long way to go and have to improve and get better every day, but I think there is a strong foundation there for it.
Thanks for reading. The countdown is on for Christmas vacation back in Michigan!