November 28th, 2019
I spent Thanksgiving 2019 in Dublin Ireland (in class) because Thanksgiving is only an American Holiday and it is not celebrated in Ireland. This is not my first time spending Thanksgiving NOT at home or with my family. The last 5 Thanksgiving’s I have not been home. Every year in college, I played in a Thanksgiving tournament somewhere around the world. In 2015 I was in Cancun Mexico; 2016 in Florida; 2017 in Bimini Bahamas; 2018 in Chatham Canada; and now 2019 in Dublin Ireland!
What am I missing at home? ALL OF MY FAMILY being together and of course a “home cooked” Thanksgiving meal. In my house my mom, grandmas, and aunts do all of the cooking. More than ever just today, I am missing my grandmas homemade mac and cheese and my moms honey glazed ham. For my family Thanksgiving Day is when all of my family get together to eat and catch up on each others lives. Many family members from out of town always come home and our family tradition is eating food, watch football on TV, and getting ready to go Black Friday shopping!
This year, my Thanksgiving Day consisted of being in class, working on upcoming assignments and Accounting exam, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and FaceTiming my family! My Thanksgiving meal looked a little bit different this year because it was FROZEN PIZZA! But, I have SO much to be thankful or and I can’t wait to see my family in only 18 DAYS for Christmas Break!
P.S. THANK GOD FOR FACETIME and I have already put in a my request for I want for Christmas Dinner 🙂