gratitude

i'm grateful for...

being able to appreciate mixing sweet and savory stuff
hands-free control
clean nails
bike storage
blinkist
fee-free ATMing
pain tolerance
pixel phone
being able to physically distance myself during an emotionally intense election
bidets
sweet shrimp
coworking with new friends
stoicism
olaplex
thanksgiving week
high-quality cameras built into phones these days
tea museums
rain scaring people away from the night markets
tropical fruits
dry weather
free wifi
quick healing
expression through games
hosts who feel like family
being comfortable with living out of two backpacks
the internet’s unlimited reading material
nail artists who can give me pusheen nyan cat pink floyd nails
being good at being alone without feeling lonely
youbikes
strangers up for adventure
minimalism
taipei’s cafe culture
thoughtful decor
packing cubes
pluot
cat cafes
google translate wordlense
finding a hairstylist i love
portable chargers / power banks
project fi
berkeley
resilience
beautiful voices
alone time
emotionally-charged music
being able to laugh and smile at life
the discovery of crunchchoco
daylight
quick-drying towels
being able to see colors
vaccinations
tolerance
the ability to pay attention
7-eleven
helmets
milk tea cartons
utilitarianism
travel power strip
24h laundromats
fanny packs
articulate days
getting to safely practice talking about my feelings
not being pregnant
generally good health
hypersensitivity
being stubborn enough to not be a doctor or pharmacist or something
high teacher-to-student ratios
resolve cycles
having a good mouse
papayas
disposable contacts
chairs that are the right height
street food
nice smells
hair conditioner
black out curtains
being able to try out this digital nomad thing
kind strangers who let me share their table at yonghe doujiang dawang
cheap, delicious food
cheap, unlimited wifi
being able to sit in the aisle seat next to two empty middle seats
people willing to play takenoko with me
satisfiers
the ability to flex my mindset
the awesome lightness of being
sleep masks
vietnamese cuisine
rick and morty
bte
a full night’s sleep
indian summers
sertraline
journals
miguel w for being reliable and a cat person
the luxury of being able to throw money at problems
power strips
an analytical mind
groupon
dry cleaners only a block away
my hotel bed
thai massages
validation
wine
tea
the feeling of instant connection with a stranger by discovering eerie parallels
the ability to read others fairly accurately
the smell of fresh laundry
cfar
knowing myself well enough to effectively manage my energy
pleasant bells/chimes/alarms
noise cancelling technology
pokinometry
being able to overcome my fears
not needing to go back to school ever again if I don’t want to
having several friendgirls who aren’t going to have kids
Abby and Ilana
wedges
not feeling responsible for others’ feelings
alignment on ‘fun’
dairy
alcohol dehydrogenase
amy winehouse
psychologically safe environments
the ability to visualize / imagine when i close my eyes
friendly non-intimidating strangers
a healthy level of self-esteem
fun and productive meetings
good teeth
ebooks
stamina / motivation to push through
hands
people who actually do what they say they’re gonna do
rain
early sleepers and early risers
reassurance
spontaneous dancing
when Roger behaves
harmonies
good health
fishing
positive cash flow
soap
sleeping in
unexpected, pleasant interactions with strangers
la trappe
sincere apologies
delight
earplugs
zillion course meals
electric toothbrushes
elevators
fast-paced workplaces
post-mortems
trusty intuition
a healthy amount of savings
trees
breath
malleability
alone time
honest communication
fresh flowers
summer in fall
people who plan, research, and gtd
knowing to ask for the Chinese menu lololol
fun lighting
splitwise
perfectly-sized notebooks
breakfast at Mama’s (monte cristo zomg)
knowing glances/exchanges
scenic walks just a skip away
easy, stimulating conversations
subtext
friends who assist in planning without being overbearing
color
mugs that don’t burn my hands
matcha
certainty
decent penmanship
Lindsay coming to Vegas
high-bandwidth communication
active listeners
lotion
companies focused on doing good
poetic lyrics
wireless technology/accessories
nopa’s moist, custardy french toast
not being sick anymore
romance
wisdom
calendar sharing
not having to plan every detail
cheese
the hilarity of josh, bartosz, and kanjun
all night snuggles
plain paper
the law of fuck yes
rob’s support and advice
thoughtful surprises
emotional honesty
lauryn hill
walgreens photos
late night store hours
chloraseptic
sugar cereals
my kindle
oxiclean
tolerance
chaises
being able to digest lactose
hotpot
my lily tomlin-like PA
IUDs
clocks
physical pain
upfront questioning
accessible friends
unpredictable spontaneous adventures
heartache
incoming text messages
cloudless skies
baking soda
organic synthesis
walk and talks
sleepless nights
open discussions
cheap uber rides
ergonomic keyboards
Chris Jacobson
the alpaca
appreciation
drive
expressive music
coffee
signage
easily accessible waterfalls
needles
having a tattoo buddy
physical attraction
communicative people
independence
frank ocean
hot cookie
wfh culture
being able to find like-minded folks in sf
virtual assistants
good earbuds
coworkers who are already like family to me
well-done satire
having a support system
cultures that are very human, yet direct
black-out shades
trust
winemakers
so many beautiful places for walks
positive, motivating fitness instructors
understanding, super supportive, non-judgmental friends
warmth
patience
oysters
acetone
friends with cars
consistency
steam
modern medicine
Bernie Sanders
YouTube covers
Stephen Colbert and John Oliver
android custard emojis
hangers
legs
coupons
pajamas
miguel the singer
snuggies
people who’ve been through or are going through what i’m going through
silk flowers
leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky
halal guys
when Roger settles down on my belly in the morning
landscaped rooftops
mango season at trader joe’s
cheap pill boxes
self-compassion
trader joe’s
owen staying for another few months
sweden’s progressive policies
dan rather and calling trump out on his shit
cameras
libraries
great customer service
SwiftKey
big comfy chairs
self-awareness
guitars
researchers
people with a growth mindset
finding gems (among people, among music, among everything)
unexpected opportunities
transparency
bobby pins
google
others’ gratitude
sococo
referral programs
hot water
living in the future (digital payments, instant messaging, on-demand delivery, etc.)
living a low-profile life
acne-free skin
us citizenship
farmers
airbnb
flywheel / soulcycle
quaint cafes
venture capitalism
etsy
basil
paint
garbage trucks and people
coupons and discounts
white sand
street lamps
air conditioning
hot pot
video chat
commercial airplanes
pillowcases
online shopping
hair
nitrile gloves
laser disc karaoke
impermanence
an empty mind
massages
epilators
chicken eggs
coffee shops with free wifi
focus
panniers
my monitor
finding inspiration everywhere
a boss who values friendship
people who have two moods: good or great
magnets
daypacks and bladders
photos
primal fuel
avocados
morning people
hip hop
having endured a fucking hot humid summer in Vietnam that makes stuffy humid clubs feel like nothing
positivity
public seating
cool breezes on warm days
others’ excitement
brakes
packaged food
intact limbs
reciprocity
reframing
people who are straight up and direct with me
when feedback is taken seriously
superiors i respect
cuddles
independence
proximity of apartment to safeway and trader Joe’s
logic
mindless activities
harmonics
perspective
amazon prime
big ass windows
bike lanes
fans
books
restaurants that stay open late
metaphors
bluntness
easy conversation
non-threatening questioning
the privilege of being surrounded by smart, talented people
how relatively easy it’s been for me to find new jobs
bias towards action
fun interactions with completely new people
strangers who already seem to use my mannerisms
non-huggers who hug people they like
good doctors
the strength of the dollar
having a us passport
mentors
courage
picturesque views
seeing stars in 3d
food delivery services
functional zippers
lunette cup
adventure
UChicago’s 1 year MS
national parks
role models
android
sit-stand desks
boba
shops that stay open reasonably late
knowing what i want
SimpleNote
fluffy carpet
basic science research
lyft
the super helpful, approachable employees at mike’s bikes
open-mindedness
the embarcadero
the icebreaker
car-free Sundays at GGP
ocean beach
the wiggle
spontaneous dancing
new friends
north beach
well-fitting clothes
hearts
hot showers
long easy talks
peonies
flexibility
scenic walks
decisiveness
nail polish
positive people
motivation
water bottles
well-fitting bras
perfect temperature weather
baby powder
confidence
learning quickly
correctable eyesight
musical friends
hills
people I feel comfortable around
plans
proactivity
asian grocery stores
soft, heavyish fabric
thoughtfulness
responses from old friends
shared laughter
memory foam
art
peaceful sleep
good hair ties
comfortable shoes
Snapchat
taste
bike rides
eye contact
musical sympathy (or empathy?)
1:1s
flowy skirts
spontaneous outings
reliable friends
mania
Thai food
teeth
breezy sunny days
Ryan Gosling meme
curiosity
generosity
Japanese grocery stores
people unafraid of change
ease of travel
empty behind the eyesness
waking up laughing
traditions I choose
fresh pasta
pleasant surprises
the ocean
toothy smiles
feeling excited
hunger
unobnoxious cafes
social ease
electric toothbrushes
freedom
the ability to appreciate
pets
modern medicine
strangers that make me believe people are good
feeling at ease
a generally unstuffed nose
long battery life
tank tops
soft socks
soft firm pillows
Roger’s purrs
music
quiet
luxury of food
beautiful design
white noise
bidets
pockets
mindfulness
financial security
white Christmas lights
clean water
panko bread crumbs
restful sleep
genuine laughter
joyous people
people who pay attention to details
discipline
eyesight
help
bladder control
balanced brain chemicals
clean spaces
soft, warm comforters
when Roger sleeps in the bed
sunny days