What I'm Thankful For

A ton of bloggers tend to focus on Black Friday sales the day of Thanksgiving, and while that's totally fine, I would rather reflect on what I already have and hold near and dear. I think a ton of people tend to go through the motions of Thanksgiving without actually thinking of what they are really thankful for. Because of that, I'm forcing myself to make time to be thankful today! Here are five things that I'm grateful to have because they mean a lot to me.

  1. Parents that support me no matter what–– My parents were all for me moving to NYC, and they supported me every step of the way. It's amazing to have a support system that you can count on no matter what, and it means the world when they tell me they are proud of me.
  2. My new life in New York City–– A year ago, I would have never thought I would actually move to New York. I was so, so lost, and I had no clue what I would do after graduation. I'm glad I had the summer off to travel and think about what I truly wanted for myself. I love where I am at now, and I love my job. I am so glad I moved out of my comfort zone (literally) and that I get to experience so many new things.
  3. My health–– I know people say they are thankful for this all the time, but it's not something I take lightly. I am in good health. I can run, bike, swim, or do whatever else I want. I have both legs and both arms. I get to go the gym anytime I want, and I can eat whatever healthy food I want. Not everyone has access to these things that we do every day and take for granted.
  4. My livelihood–– I get to hang out with friends, go to cycling class, and do the other things that keep me sane whenever I want. I can do this because I am financially stable, and my god, am I thankful for that. I have shelter and sustenance and I can afford healthcare, which is so much more than others around the world have. I am glad that I can give back to the community when I want, and I love that my job encourages us to volunteer.
  5. The rest of my family, friends, and my dog–– I have an amazing best friend and our friendship can survive long distance, I have an awesome brother, and my dog Gus is as cute as ever. Gus seriously gets cuter with age–– he's almost 14, but still acts like a puppy!

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