Today, I’m thankful for video chatting. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I haven’t been back to California to see family since April 2011. Not going home for any holidays last year was very strange. I usually skip Thanksgiving since it’s too close to Christmas to be able to go home for both (although it is my favorite holiday by far). But with video chatting I’m able to still see people, and it can be a nice change from just talking on the phone. This picture is old (from mother’s day) but it’s pretty much the same vibe from my family: people and cats and fall decorations. If I can’t actually be with my family on the holidays, it’s nice to feel like I’m with them for a bit through video chatting. Happy Thanksgiving!