With Thanksgiving tomorrow I thought now would be a good time to sit down and write ten things I’m thankful for. I try to say thanks for my blessings every day — but that doesn’t always happen. I love that we have this time of year to take a step back and gain some perspective on just how blessed and lucky we are.

  1. My Family – My fiance who never fails to hold me steady when I falter, who supports my ambitions and dreams one hundred percent and believes in me more than I believe in myself. My mom – who always knows what to say and when to say it, who is my go to for every crises big or small. My extended family old and new – for your support and guidance in the past and now.
  2. My Friends – My girls who have made this wedding planning experience a dream, who support me and lift me up every day. My one work friend who helps me get through the day.
  3. My animals – My pup who loves socks and always knows when I need cuddles the most, who sneaks up on the bed with me when Brian is away and jumps off when she hears him come in. My horse – who holds all of my dreams and ambitions, who is my outlet and the second love of my life, who can bring a calmness to me I can’t find anywhere else.
  4. My Barn – beyond being incredibly thankful for the great care my horse receives there, I am thankful for the family I have found there.
  5. Weekends – What is there not to love about weekends? I’m so thankful I have that time to be with my family and friends, to be with my animals, to be outside, to sleep, to netflix binge.
  6. Arizona sun – Despite spending most of my life believing I would leave Arizona the first chance I got, I found that the minute I left it I missed it. I’m thankful for the year round sun it provides, for the amazing scenery, and for the beautiful sunrises and sunsets I see daily.
  7. Online Shopping – I’m not one for the mall, in fact I find it incredibly draining. Which is why I love online shopping, I can browse for as long as I like, I don’t have to get out of my pajamas, and it gets delivered to my door.
  8. My health – I know it’s so cliche but working in healthcare has made me realize how incredibly lucky I am to be healthy and have healthy family and friends. There’s not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
  9. All the delicious gluten free food – When I was first diagnosed with celiac it was so hard to find gluten free food or recipes (before the days of pinterest) and it made the transition even more miserable. I don’t crave non gluten free foods anymore (except doughnuts) mostly because I have found the best gluten free cupcakes, cookies, bread, pizzas etc.
  10. This little blog – I am just so thankful to have a place to share my ideas, dreams, and creations.


Happy Thanksgiving! What are some things you’re thankful for?

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