November 25, 2015

Thankfulness This Year

This is a bit cliche, but each year I like to reflect on what I'm thankful for this year and what I'm feeling at the moment. While there is still so much I want to accomplish, things I want to do and big dreams I have to fulfill....I'm grateful for each day.

In no particular order. What I'm thankful for:

My blog...this space is a creative heaven for me & I need it more than you know.

My family. Times have been crazy lately. Our careers are busier than ever & time isn't slowing down, but when the three of us are safe and cozy in our home each night together it makes me really happy.

My car. No, not literally my car, but my freedom to drive it. I love jamming out and helps me escape. I couldn't imagine if I didn't have a car or the ability to just go when I want to.

My career. Did I ever think I would be managing an awesome salon and spa? Heck no! I love it though and I can't wait to see where the future takes me.

Candles. I love this time of year and I really enjoy when I come home from work, relax and light a candle. It brings the biggest sense of calm to me and our house.

Our wedding. Weddings aren't cheap. We are so very grateful that we worked our butts off and took care of things on our own and pulled off our dream day. While our marriage is what's most important, it was such a fun & special day for us and everyone who shared in it. I'm very thankful we were able to make it happen.

My bed. It's the comfiest, coziest place and ending my days there next to my husband is such a good feeling.

My friends. It's so crazy to me that life goes just as fast as my Grandma said it would all those years ago. I have some pretty amazing friends, most of whom don't live close. I am SO thankful for our friendship, some of which have held through for more than 25 years...that is a LONG time. It blows my mind that all these life changes happen- weddings, babies, depression, moves to new states, sadly- divorce, and we are still here for one another at the drop of a hat.

My husband. I won't ever stop thanking him for his constant support. This time of year I can get a little crazy...I'm a perfectionist. I want the house decorated, clean, gifts wrapped, cookies baked and I am like Mrs. Claus on level 100. He knows how to handle me & is my right hand man helping me get it all done and even having some fun along the way. I wouldn't want to experience this craziness every year without him.

My blogger friends. I feel so connected and close with a lot of you, and it's a truly wonderful thing. It's so nice to meet people over the Internet who understand why you show up day after day and pour your heart and soul in to something. So many of you have helped me in numerous ways and I thank you for your kind gestures.

Mashed potatoes and leftover turkey. Let's face's always better the next day. I am mega grateful for leftovers.

Thank YOU all for your support, sweet comments, and reading my journey through life. I appreciate all of you & hope you have the most wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy this time and eat an extra piece of pumpkin pie...I think you deserve it.

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