Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

“Raise your glass if you are wrong in all the right ways. All my underdogs who will never, never be anything but loud and nitty gritty, dirty little freaks.” – Pink

Yesterday was Canadian Thanksgiving. Although I’m in San Diego and won’t be celebrating until November, I still felt drawn to think of all the things I’m thankful for.

I know that lately I’ve been posting a lot of San Diego love, but I truly am thankful for Canada because it shaped my life. Growing up wasn’t always good to me and sometimes I feel as though Canada just filled my life with hardships. But deep inside I know that it was the perfect formula to mold me into the lady I am today. So how can I be anything but grateful?

I am thankful for all the amazing women I know, both Canadian and American. Strong runners, strong characters, and strong examples. I always felt like I was alone in the way that I was. That no other woman thought or felt like I did. Now I know there are others like me. Other girls with demons in their pasts who turned things around. Who aren’t afraid anymore.

I am thankful that I was a freak for so long. Thankful that I was left out before I was included. That I was last before I was first. I’m thankful there was a day I wasn’t good enough. Because it makes my victories today taste that much sweeter.

I am thankful that I still get lost when I run too fast. Because it forces me to slow down. But I am thankful that I went fast. And I am thankful I made so many wrong turns. Because now that I’ve finally found my path, I know where those other trails lead.

I’m thankful that nobody understood me. Because I learned to express myself better.

I am thankful that I beat the crap out of every bully I ever met.

I am thankful I couldn’t get a date. Because I got smart instead.

And I am thankful nobody believed in me. Because I proved them wrong.

So this video is for all the awesome ladies I know, and those I haven’t met yet.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

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What are you thankful for?