I can’t believe it’s already November. This year has gone by SO extremely fast. I feel like I’m getting old and I’m only 21! I never thought I’d be 21 years old and I’m about to hit 22 in a few months.
Now that it’s November, most people are thinking about what they are thankful for. I like to think about what I’m thankful for throughout the year, but since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I thought I would write a post about what I’m thankful for and share it with all of you.
1. I’m thankful for all of my new friends and family in St. Louis AND in Chicago.
I’ve met a ton of people this year and it’s been a crazy experience. I moved a few hundred miles away from home and I no longer see the people I love everyday. Although I’m closer to family now in Chicago, I rarely have time to see them between work and school. Plus Chicago is HUGE! My family seriously lives on different sides of Chicago and the burbs.
2. My jobs and all of my coworkers.
I’ve met some of the most amazing people at both of my jobs. Times can get so extremely stressful, but having great coworkers really help. Both of my bosses are awesome and they are so easy to talk to. I’ve been blessed this year with all of my bosses, even the ones in St. Louis! I had the best boss in St. Louis at my most recent job there and I still miss him.
3. My car.
Is this weird? She hasn’t broken down on me at all ever since I got her my junior year of high school. That was almost five years ago! Oh and I totally knocked on some wood just now.
4. My sister.
She gets her own number because she seriously has been sent from god. She’s helped me in pretty much every aspect of my life and continues to do so. I do not know what I would do without her… Seriously. No clue. I know for a fact I wouldn’t be here in Chicago with this great job and going to a university.
5. Life in general.
My life has really changed for the better. I make decisions based on what it is best for ME. I no longer depend on anyone to make me happy. I’m in a point in my life where this is about me. I’m figuring out who I am and I freakin’ love it. I love me! That doesn’t sound strange at all.
This year I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my cousins and my dad’s side of the family. I’m super excited because I don’t remember ever spending Thanksgiving with them. Now that I live so close to them I get to spend it with them!
Although it is the month of being thankful, I believe we should be thankful all year round. I make it a point to think each month about what I am thankful for.
Doing this makes me become extremely positive and motivated about my life and the journey ahead. I’ve had a pretty crazy year and looking back in January, I never thought I’d be where I’m at now. I’ve never been stronger and this independent in my entire life. A year can really change a person’s life.
What are you thankful for?