I told myself I wasn’t going to be a kind of blogger that does cheesy holiday posts, but why not? I can get a little cheesy every once in awhile. So this is my Thanksgiving post of everything that I am grateful for this year, and thankfully there’s a whole lot. In relation to some of my other posts recently, I’ve been trying to keep things more light and positive. I struggle with positivity, but I think posts just like this one help to ease that.
So honestly my life has felt like a breeze this year (knock on wood.) I think in part that has had to do a lot with the people I’m letting into my life and the perspective that I’ve had. Instead of stressing over every little thing, I’ve started letting things play out before I panic. I would say that I’ve gained this new perspective due to putting myself in different situations, learning how to handle most and asking questions for when I have no idea what I’m doing.
One of the big things I am grateful for this year is simply my job. That may seem silly since I’m working towards being a full time writer/blogger/business owner but I still love my job. It has provided me with great opportunities, has helped me grow in ways I didn’t know I needed and I’m able to live a pretty comfortable lifestyle.
This year in particular has been interesting because I moved AGAIN for my job but only about three weeks ago, if that. And this time when I moved into my new apartment, my boyfriend moved in with me. This move is going to provide a little big more work/life balance with a lot less driving back and forth to see my boyfriend.
Besides moving, it’s also opened up a lot more opportunity with helping other stores around me. I’m not perfect and I still learn something new at my job every single day, but being able to mentor people that are in situations that I’ve been in before is a really awesome feeling.
So I definitely gushed about Chris in my most recent Instagram post, but truthfully I am very grateful for him. He’s helped me develop that new perspective on life even if he doesn’t know it. He’s shown me some awesome new places, tried new foods, and overall experienced life in a way I never have before.
He also believes in me, especially on the days that I don’t believe in myself. Even if he can get a little gruff with me, he is my biggest cheerleader (except for maybe my mom.) He’s inspired new ideas, dream, and goals that I didn’t know were imaginable. Moving in together is a huge step but it feels like the right one.
Now don’t let me get all crazy cat lady on ya, but my girls are LITERALLY my world. They brought me love at some of the lowest moments of my life and give it in abundance. I have been blessed with two of the most cuddly, touchy-feely, sometimes needy cats in the world! Gemini will come yell at me if it’s too late at night cause she wants to curl up on my chest. Luna just bats at you or gets in your face or howls from across the room when she needs attention. I am grateful that these little babies accepted me as their person.
This was a little bit of a shorter post today, obviously. As I mentioned before working retail, this week is a rough one so I thought I’d be kind to myself and not push the writing harder than I needed. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!