In order to attach the applicable amount of meaning to the phrase, I must add the prefix of "existential" to "nihilism" in order to accurately describe my view of the world (see Existential Nihilism
If followed through to its conclusion, every thought process that I have ultimately ends up at the idea that nothing means anything. I don't think I understand how any other mode of thought can exist (without resorting to magic, or spiritualism, or other such things).
Because of this, I have been forced to conclude that, although everything is effectively meaningless, we might as well attach synthetic meaning to things because it is the only possible way to make sense of anything. Therefore, your thoughts might as well have value, because if nothing has actual value, we can just redefine the concept of "value" to mean something which your thoughts actually possess.
Hence, nihilism, but more so. Hence, Existential Nihilism