With this being my first Thanksgiving with you all, I thought I would share some things I’m really thankful for this past year. This has been one of the best years yet and there’s been a lot of change and growth in so many aspects of my life. With so many ups also comes a lot of downs and there were some really stressful and hard times this year. I’m thankful for all the experiences I had because they brought me to who I am today. I really love who I’ve grown into and I’m looking forward to the person that I’ll be in the future. So here we go. Here’s what I’m thankful for in 2018 in no particular order.
I’m thankful for the end of my relationship with my boyfriend because it forced me to figure out what I really wanted out of life.
I’m thankful for family for doing as much as they can to help me always.
I’m thankful for the ability to read a new book every month because I’ve read more books this year than I have in a very long time.
I’m thankful to still be able to live with my mom and not pay rent with my first full-time job’s salary.
I’m thankful for my cat that showed up on our front porch one night because he’s there when I feel like no one else is.
I’m thankful for all my friends that have given me words of encouragement and love since starting the blogging journey.
I’m thankful for my health because I get to do a lot of things that other people can’t.
I’m thankful that my job has allowed me to travel and have experiences that I would have never had on my own.
I’m thankful that I finally took a leap of faith and started this blog because it’s one of the most rewarding things in my life.
I’m thankful for every experience that has taught me a hard lesson because I would not have made it this far if I didn’t have those moments.
I’m thankful for my renewed faith and my openness to prayer and God’s will.
I’m thankful that I was able to take not one, but seven trips this year. That’s the most I’ve ever traveled in one year outside of work.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to explore my creative side through this blog.
I’m thankful for the friends that I can talk to about anything whenever I need it.
I’m thankful for the friends that aren’t as big a part of my life anymore because I know that I wouldn’t have had the realizations I’ve had without them.
I’m thankful that I can wake up in the morning and be proud of what I’m working toward because at the beginning of this year, I had nothing to look forward to.
So, now I want to know, what are you thankful for?
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