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We’ve all seen and experienced our share of ups and downs this year. With the holiday season approaching and Thanksgiving being celebrated without friends and family around, we at Big Dipper wanted to share our thanks and reflect on all the good things we have in our lives.
Austin: I live in Florida, I sell cookie dough for a living, I have a great team, amazing friends, and a beautiful girlfriend. It's a good life.
Micheal: I'm thankful for this position, for life, good family/friends, food to eat and a roof over my head. But most of all I'm thankful to God who has supplied me with all of these things.
Armond: My dog Riley, my parents, my siblings, my lovely significant other, my family that isn't immediate, my college friends, my high school friends, my friends that I don't really get to speak too often anymore but still hold close to my heart, my BFF FOREVER!, my bois at QuidHouse, all the Ridgebacks, both radio stations I used to be a part of, my colleagues that wear green regularly, my colleagues that sell a sweet treat in 3 different flavors, the squared circle, life, in general, not being diagnosed with any major pandemic that's currently going on in the world, the ability to drive, memes, technology. it is very neat-o, and many MANY other things that would make this list way longer
Jess: I'm thankful for so many things in 2020. Even though this year has been awful all around, it's really showed me what to be thankful for in the grand scheme of things. Firstly I'm thankful for my older sisters, especially my sister who I live with. I may not talk to most of them every day, but I do love them and couldn't imagine life without them. I'm also thankful for the relationship I've been able to form with my niece this year. We have gotten much closer this last year due to Dungeons and Dragons and the increase in virtual gaming. I now get to spend 2+ hours a week live streaming with her on Twitch and I love it. I'm also thankful for my grandfather, who is getting up there in age and has had a difficult year health-wise. He has done so much for me, and has been a father figure for me growing up. He taught me to ride a bike, drive a car, change a tire, and so much more. Really, I'm just thankful for my whole family. They have been so supportive this year.
I'm thankful for the social media platform as well. This year I went viral and gained over 1 million followers almost overnight at the start of the year, and it has been life-changing. Literally New Year's Day was when the viral sensation happened. It was quite a way to kick off the New Year. I have learned so much about myself and others from this experience. It has really brought a whole new perspective on life. I've also made some lifelong friends from my social media influencer experience. I've met people who had become my best friends that I feel like I've known my whole life. The following I have amassed has been full of so much love and support and the letters I get about how my content has helped people brings me to tears some days. So I am very thankful for this and how supportive my friends, family, and even my co-workers have been through it all. When the initial viral videos happened, Austin even let me take a few days off because I was so overwhelmed. I will forever be thankful for him letting me take a few days off to recollect myself because I was a total mess. I'm also thankful for all of my pets. My cats, mantids, axolotls, fish, and my snail have made 2020 so much more exciting. I honestly wouldn't even be where I am as a social media influencer without them. Even while I'm typing this my two cats are snuggled up next to me. Overall, 2020 has been a life changing year, and while the pandemic and all around madness the world has been in has been stressful, there is so much to be thankful for.
Ruben: I am thankful for my student email that gives me a never-ending student discount from adobe cloud. I am thankful for my sister's boyfriend who brings me coffee and free merch.
I think that's it, it's been a pretty bland year. Can't really say I'm thankful for covid because I hate going out unless it's to walk my dog.
Jihong: Big Dipper Dough: thanks for giving me this chance to do the operations, I enjoyed all the process and finding a direction. My parents and families: thanks for supporting me all the time, although we are not together at present. I missed them very much. My friends: thanks for being with me when I was frustrated during tough times. Myself: thanks for myself always on the way.
Elijah: Thankful for my job, my technology and my loved ones.Danna: I’m thankful for my family - especially since I had to move back home after school and there’s no way I’m leaving any time soon. I’m thankful for my dogs, who do stupid things that make me laugh every day. I’m thankful for my friends, who drove 5 hours to see me for my birthday because I missed them and I needed to have them around. I’m thankful that everyone in my life is healthy and this pandemic didn’t affect me in the same ways I know so many others are affected. I’m thankful for TikTok for providing me hours of entertainment for free. I’m thankful for the future - I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m so excited to find out. Oh, I’m thankful for the Jonas Brothers, too. Glad Nick Jonas is happy and healthy and providing me with great dog content.