Happy Thanksgiving! I'm a few days late (as usual), but who says giving thanks can only fall on one day of the year? Here are five things things that I have been particularly grateful for this year:
Over the summer, I went on my very first trip to Europe and got a taste of Spain, Italy, and France. I've always been one for wanderlust, but this experience has made me even more wide-eyed for traveling the world. This trip has inspired me to make traveling a priority in my life. With that, I'm excited to share with you my next trip: I'm going to Thailand and Cambodia in February!
2. Loved Ones
To my family. I'm thankful for my parents for supporting my life decisions (even if they might not understand or agree with them) and thanks to my sisters for always making me laugh the hardest and for reminding me to take things less seriously. To AV, who may not always understand what I'm thinking, doing, or saying. Thanks for having the patience trying to figure me out, for reminding me to always stay positive, and scolding me about not eating breakfast.
3. Life-Long Friendships
I was having dinner with some people the other night and the topic of "life-long friends" came up. They could be combined with #2, but I thought they should receive their own bullet. These are the friends that I don't necessarily see everyday (or week, or month) but who are always there to listen, give advice, and sometimes remind me things about myself that I may have forgotten. You know who you all are. I'm excited and proud to be a part of all your lives as you make crazy decisions like getting married and having kids. These friends always make the best company and are always full of good times and genuine laughter. All cheesiness aside, I'm thankful for the friends that I know will always be my besties.
I practiced yoga a handful of times at a regular gym, but it wasn't until I joined a studio this year that I really started practicing yoga. I won't get too into it in this post, but I love yoga in so many ways. It has taught me (and continues to teach me) the value of practice and stillness in everything that I do. I'm thankful for the teachers who have helped guide me in my practice.
5. This Blog
I'm thankful that I finally started this blog. I'm not yet to the point where I'm posting regularly but it's great to have a home for my thoughts on design, travel, yoga, and life. Thank you to the very few people who have checked it out *Hi Kim! :)*
Thanksgiving Day is over but that doesn't mean it's time to stop giving thanks. Sometimes we get lost in all the dumb sh*t and we forget that there is a lot be grateful for.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.