KIMBERLY: 10 Reasons To Be Thankful

Hey, Jets fans! It's Kimberly here, one of the rookie members of the Flight Crew. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I can't wait!!

This year I have so much to be thankful for. For starters, I finally live in the one city I have dreamed of living in my entire life … New York City!

After graduating from college last December, I picked up my life in Nashville, TN, and moved to the Big Apple to pursue my dreams on being a broadcast journalist and to cheer for the Jets. My family and friends thought I was crazy for moving to NYC by myself, but I knew I had to follow my heart.

I am originally from Nashville. I'm about as Southern as they come. I was raised on a farm, own over 25 pairs of cowboy boots, learned how drive a stick shift on my dad's tractor, and played my first guitar when I was 8 years old. If that isn't enough, my great grandmother's name is Tennessee.

Moving to New York has been an adventure, and a journey. As I enter this fresh chapter in my life, it's important that I reflect on all that I have been blessed with.

10 Things I'm Thankful For

■ To live New York City.

■ My Flight Crew teammates.

■ My grandmother, who taught me how to pray, wear lipstick, and make sweet tea and the best grits in the South! She shaped me into the young woman I am today.

■ My mom and dad, who are my biggest cheerleaders.

■ My college degree.

■ The invention of Skype. It allows me to feel close with my friends and family, even though we are so far apart.

■ Our soldiers and our freedom they fight for.

■ To wake up on gameday and do the one thing I love the most … dance.

■ My dog, Foxey Lady Peaches.

■ The most amazing fans in the NFL … JETS fans!!!!

To me, Thanksgiving means a time of year for reflections. I like to use this occasion to recall past Thanksgivings with family & friends and reflect on where God has taken us over the past year. It's about remembering those we love who are no longer with us today that helped set the stage for our lives and the traditions we continue to carry on.

This year my family will be breaking our tradition and traveling from Tennessee to join me on Thanksgiving at the Jets game. Whether or not you keep with a tradition the important thing is that you are with the ones you love most.

Have a safe and happy holiday! Go JETS!!

—Kimberly

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