I’m not gonna lie. I have a real thing for sushi. Not uncommon I realize. But a big problem when you’re living in a small, sans sushi, town. You see, until about two years ago I was the kind of Capital Area resident who took our great city for granted. (I know, GASP!) I came here years ago, a college freshmen (GO STATE!) and I loved it so much, I just kind of stayed. Life just worked out that way and honestly, I didn’t think much of it. Then all of a sudden life got a bit, um, let’s say, complicated. Before I knew it, I was living back in my hometown, which is a wee bit east of here and a wee bit lacking in sushi. It wasn’t until I didn’t have Lansing, that I realized how much I needed Lansing. And so I returned. This Thanksgiving, my first back in the Capital City, I have so much to be thankful for that I hardly know where to begin. Wait, that’s a lie. Sushi. That’s where I’ll start. But there’s much more. First of all, my Capital Area friends. I have friends all over the place but my Lansing friends are some of the nearest and dearest to my heart and I can’t wait to re-connect with each and every one of them. And while we’re on the subject of people, let’s talk about how many amazing people there are in Lansing. Every time I turn around I see someone who inspires me. Capital Area residents are this rare form of cultured, yet down to earth; hardworking, yet know how to party; serious, yet hilarious group of people out there. You can’t mention Thanksgiving without the food. And in Lansing it so goes beyond fish. Man oh man, whether you want to go fancy or delivery there is an unlimited number of places to get a great meal and don’t even get me started on the number of places there are here to get a great drink. The list of things I love about Lansing goes on and on, which is why I’m so excited to be stepping into the role of Managing Editor here at CAWLM. Part of my job is to talk about the things I’m into and best of all, I’ll be on the forefront of finding out new and interesting things going on in the Capital Area. But before I get too carried away I have to mention what I’m most thankful for. While I left most of them back in my hometown, I have to give a shout out to my family. It may sound cliché, but I have the most amazing family a girl could ask for. After all, they love me so much that they let me move away from them to be closer to all of you … and of course, sushi.
Emily Caswell is the Managing Editor of CAWLM. She has a passion for fun, family, friends, shopping sprees, cold drinks and Lansing.