What I am grateful/thankful for

Post November 27

It’s that time of the year that you get to learn a little bit about me and also share a little tradition with you all. I love sharing what I am grateful for at this time because not only does it help me reflect, but I can share something more personal with you. Without further ado, here is the list of what I am grateful for and why.

  • My Job

    I am so grateful for my job. Not only the fact that they employ me, but because I have the most amazing co-workers on the planet. We all get each other and are willing to help each other out all the time. I have had work friends in the past, but none like this in a long time. I know of so many people who don’t have these types of relationships with co-workers and it makes me truly grateful.

  • Family

    This should be a given, but I am so grateful for each and everyone in my family. They support me, give me guidance, are a shoulder, and love me unconditionally. Not everyone gets this in their life and it truly makes me sad that someone can’t experience that. My family does so much for me everyday, whether they know it or not.

  • Friends that I don’t see very often

    I am forever grateful for the friends that I am not able to see very often, but understand that life is forever busy. I love that I can call them up and just start up a conversation with them like we haven’t even left off. I love that they understand when we don’t talk or if I forget to text them back and then end up never doing so until they call me. I love these friends. We are all busy and it makes it so much easier when people understand that.

  • Being able to access to learn almost anything

    Technology these days is crazy. There are so many things online that you can use to learn just about anything. I use EdX and Duolingo a lot as well as Ted Talks. I can listen to podcasts and audio books. There are so many options to learn. For someone who can’t sit down and do classes all the time, but I constantly want to learn, this is perfect. I can learn on the go, on my lunch break and when it’s convenient for me.

  • Books

    I have a new love of books this year. It’s something about just holding an actual book that leaves me nostalgic. Now I don’t go out and buy a bunch of books. I rent them from the library first and then if I know I am going to read it again, I will try to buy it at Half Price Books and if I can’t find it, I will get it on Amazon. So I am even grateful for these places that hold the books as well.

  • My dog

    This girl of mine is my fur child. I don’t have any children so she is what I refer to as my child. I am so grateful for her because she constantly makes me smile. She cuddles so well with me (especially in the morning which brightens the morning), runs with me, and smiles at me constantly. Sometimes she even has conversations with me (literally she “talks” back to me).

  • Traveling

    This year I got to go on an awesome adventure to Europe and I loved it so much. It was one of the best times of my life and I am so thankful that I was able to go on that trip. It makes me want to go ahead and plan my next one. It’s so easy to plan one nowadays and I love being able to go and explore what the world has to offer.

This is one of my favorite things to do and it’s honestly something I encourage. Make a list of what you are grateful for and why. It will really make you appreciate everything that you have and to cherish the moments with all of them.

Getting Personal || I am grateful

With Thanksgiving around the corner (literally), I wanted to write a little post for what & who I am grateful for. This is my appreciation post and I love sharing the love to my friends & family. I love to get personal on this because it shows you a little bit more of who I am. So to everyone I list below, thank you for being you. You help make my life wonderful. 

I am grateful for my mom, dad & sisters.

They helped shape me into the person I have become. I couldn't imagine life without them and am so happy to talk with them as much as I do. Growing up, I would never believe the relationship we have today back in high school. We have all gone a long way and I am so thankful for all of it. Thank you for constantly believing in me and being the most wonderful support system (& my go-to models S & P). 

I am grateful for my coworkers.

I do have a full-time job I work besides my photography business and I am so thankful for my coworkers. They make the work day so fun and I am so grateful for the best support system I could ask for. To my front office girls (Maquel, Leaina, Teresa & Krystal) & to all the other wonderful ladies & gents I work with, thank you. I am so thankful to found a place there with you all. 

I am grateful for my love.

I honestly don't even know where to start because you do SO much for me. From supporting me in everything I do to helping me realize that I am good enough, to being my unofficial assistant, and being my full support system - you do it all. I honestly couldn't ask for anyone better for the job of loving me and being my second half. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and giving me a place to feel home with you. 

I am grateful for my clients.

I wouldn't be here if it weren't for my clients. They believe in me and I couldn't be more thankful of that. I always am encouraged by them and love showing my work off of them. Thank you all for being so grateful and wonderful. I love working with you all. 

I am grateful for the people I have met in Bloomington that continue to support me.

Ever since moving to Bloomington and knowing next to no one here, I have met a lot of people who are always here to support me and help me. Thank you for each and every one of you.

Thank you to all of you that have come into my life and helped me become the person I am today. You all have helped shape me and point me in directions I didn't think were possible. You all are wonderful. Have a great Thanksgiving week and share your love with the people you hold close to your heart.