This year it has been hard for me to be thankful, if I’m honest. I’ve been working very part time and this never ending search for a full time job is irritating. It’s frustrating to be a college grad and think you are going to have a job when you graduate and then end up having to live at home still because you can’t. My boyfriend’s dad passed away in March of this year and it was a hard time and it brought back a lot of feelings from when my mom passed away. Friendships have been rough this year and I’ve really been in a slump. I’ve felt like I’ve had nothing to be thankful for but I realized that’s such a lie. I do.
Just right here as I write this I am thankful that I made the decision to start blogging at the end of June of this year. I’ve met some amazing people who have greatly impacted my life and make me laugh all the time. I love that I’m able to talk to people about a huge passion of mine and that they share in it as well. It has been my sanity! In general, I am thankful that I am alive and healthy. I have a place to live despite my financial situation. I have food on the table. I have a supportive family and a few great friends. I am thankful that I live in a country where I have great freedoms and the ability to vote. I am thankful for the time I’ve had with the people I lost and thankful that I was able to go to college. I’m thankful for my boyfriend. He is so supportive in every way and I just love what we have in our relationship! I always thought I’d have a hard time knowing who the “right” person was but I have no doubts!
Anyways, I’m ready for 2011 but I can’t forget about the things I’ve learned and the positive things that have happened this year despite the hard times!