thanksgiving pizza

My mom and I got in a fight via text which has me feeling particularly shitty. I don’t understand why she takes such an issue with doing small things for me (like looking for a shirt of mine that’s stored somewhere among my things) instead of demanding that I spend $600 to fly home to look for it myself. I don’t have a majority of my things because she won’t do me a favor of mailing them over. I wish we had a more stable relationship that was built on respect for one another instead of being spiteful when one or the other doesn’t get their way. Ugh.

Probably will spend thanksgiving alone..although I kind of prefer it that way at this point but it does make me sad. Adam is coming up for my birthday and honestly I’d rather just spend it with him and kind of hope my mom doesn’t come over until Christmas. As shitty as that sounds. I’m at the age where I should probably have a family of my own by now anyway.. but whatever.

Meet Jo.

Stuff I like: Coffee. Dogs. Chocolate. Sweaters. Pillows. Blankets. Twinkly lights. Banana bread. Flannels. Grey’s Anatomy. Friends (the show & the people.) The Walking Dead. Movies that make me cry. Peppermint tea. Thanksgiving. Snow. Cuddling. Greek pizza. Christmas music. James Taylor. RENT. Stars. Penguins. Pick up trucks. Late nights & sleeping in. Chocolate chip pancakes & crispy bacon. Apples & peanut butter.

Why I’m here: I really love people and I want to keep learning how to love them better. I believe community is so important, but sometimes it’s really hard. I think that everyone has a really beautiful purpose for their life; sometimes it takes us a little while to find it and sometimes there are things blocking us from seeing it. But I’m here at TWLOHA because I think everyone deserves the chance to find that purpose and hold onto it with both hands. Whether it takes wrestling with the tough things, having an honest conversation, taking a courageous step through a struggle, or all of the above…I think everyone deserves a friend to help them along that journey… and the whole rest of the journey. Life is a bit of a mess sometimes, but I’ve found the mess gets a bit more bearable when you have people to laugh with & hug through it all.

I would most likely stuff the office fridge with: Leftover chicken fried rice & half a grande cold brew.

If my music is on I’m most likely listening to: Ben Rector, John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran are my three amigos. Then I get real country with Lennon & Maisy, Brad Paisley, Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dan & Shay, Lady A. And I love me some Taylor Swift. It’s just the truth, people.

Outside of the office, I’m most likely: In my bed watching Netflix. Listening to country music & scrolling through Pinterest. Sitting on the couch saying ridiculous things. Watching The Voice with the housies. Going on walks (to find chocolate).

If you had a free plane ticket, where would you go? That’s a hard one, probably Australia to visit my friends from college. If that wasn’t a thing then Ireland…no Italy….no Greece. I don’t know. Next question.

If you could guest star on any TV show, what would it be and why? Probably The Walking Dead because I would love to act like I’m a badass fighting off zombies, when in all reality if I were in a zombie apocalypse I would be the first to go.

Thanksgiving Pizza.

Gravy, stuffing, turkey, onions and cranberry dipping sauce.

This is how I’m rewarding myself for staying in on a Saturday night and reading Little Women for class.

If I can get through at least half of this damn book without dying of boredom, I’ll reward myself further by taking the rest of the night off and watching something stupid on Netflix.

I wish I had a picture of this pizza. You have no idea what you’re missing.