100 Reasons for Gratitude

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday in South Africa, but last year I copied  Christine from Bookishly Boisterous in posting 100 things I’m thankful for, and I loved that exercise so much that I decided to do it again. I am combining it with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which asks for ten things we are thankful for, bookish or not. Well… there are lots of bookish ones in here, promise!  Continue reading “100 Reasons for Gratitude”

Thankful, Semester at Sea and the Weekly Photo Challenge

I’m linking this up with The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week is is Thankful. As I mentioned before, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa. Nevertheless, I’ve attended a couple of Thanksgiving dinners before and I love the idea of some good gratefulness. I am inclined to become a little whiny. Christine at Bookishly Boisterous made a list of 100 things she is grateful for. I’m going to try that too. Let’s see if I can do this! (Photo elaboration at bottom of page)

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I am thankful for… [The Bookish Edition]

It seems there are a lot of holidays we don’t celebrate in South Africa. A while ago it was Halloween, this time it’s Thanksgiving. It’s not that we don’t take time to be thankful, but we don’t have Thanksgiving Day. (A while ago I learned that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on a different date than the States – I found that interesting). Anycase, I have attended a couple of Thanksgiving events hosted by American Expats and such, and I always found it to be lovely. So, in celebration and collaboration with The Broke and the Bookish, here are the top ten books or authors I am thankful for.

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I am now half a doctor

I suppose it is appropriate to share the good news on Thanksgiving, even though we do not really celebrate the holiday in South Africa: I passed my third year final examinations.

If you have been following this blog, you will know that I started the year with the will to be a “better student” and it did not always work out too well. Third year ended up being a little tougher than expected. Regardless, I am thankful that I get to enjoy my short summer holiday without studying for a rewrite, and I am thankful for the myriad of people who have supported me throughout this year.

When on holiday (or procrastinating), I like to pretend that med school hasn’t swallowed up all of my creativity. This was the product of my recent dip:

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