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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Kutztown chapter.

It’s almost that time of year again for turkey, much needed school breaks, and if you’re in my family, fighting over a wishbone for good luck. While I believe we all should be grateful year round, here’s what I’m thankful for this time around:


Creating a Tight Knit Bond

Two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting my three best friends at university: Sam, Jocelynn, and Jena. Ever since our shared Contemporary Issues writing class, we have traveled together, gone to concerts, and shared many laughs. 


Always questioning the world has been an aspect of my personality that I have forever cherished. I love exposing myself to new history or architecture that I never knew existed by researching constantly.


No, I’m not talking about just juicy gossip – I mean actual tea. First of all, tea is way better than coffee. Second of all, it’s much healthier for the body. If you aren’t a tea fanatic, I highly suggest it. I’m incredibly grateful for Harney & Sons for providing me more cups of happiness than I can count.


Whether it’s Green Day, Conan Gray, or Dax, music comforts my every mood. As I’m constantly listening to music, I’m thankful for how much it’s helped me study, cry, and jump for joy.

New York

God, I love this city. New York has inspired me ever since I traveled there as a child. There’s something about the fast-paced city life, art museums, and beautiful Christmas display that calls to me on a spiritual level. For that, I am thankful.

Recieving a Handwritten Letter

Back when I went to summer camps, snail mail was how I communicated with friends after I had gone home. There’s something so intimate and personal about receiving a handwritten letter; I always love examining the sender’s handwriting and thoughts upon the page. I’m thankful my grandma aesthetic has given me an old fashioned love for pens and paper.  


I honestly don’t know who I would be if I didn’t have fashion. Keeping up with fashion trends, designers, and seasonal color palettes is always fun to incorporate into my wardrobe and start conversations with people. 

Reading a Text Without Grammar Mistakes

Well, I wouldn’t be a Professional Writing major if I didn’t list this one. Ninety percent of the time, I spot a spelling mistake in texts I receive. No, it’s not the end of the world, but I’m more than thankful for the moments the grammar gods possess my friends and give me something to smile about!

Maddie O'Shea

Kutztown '20

Writer, nomad, and avid chai tea lover. Lover of all things fall and fashion-related?