I wasn’t sure what I wanted to post today, but I thought I’d share some things that I’m thankful for this year. Here in Canada Thanksgiving is this weekend. It’s one of my favourite holidays. I’m not sure if it’s fall (my favourite season), or that it’s not as “big” as Christmas and therefore less stressful, but I look forward to it every year.
Work and school
I have two jobs that fit my schedule. Not only am I able to do two jobs at the same time, but I can also go to school. Juggling all three can be interesting sometimes, but I’m so grateful I can make as much money as I can while still having time to work on school stuff. One job I get to work outside with beautiful plants. The other one I start really really early so that I’m done by noon and still have half the day left.
While one of my closest friends moved over a year ago, it still feels like we live in the same city. She has family here, so just about every time she’s here to see them, we also get together. Each time we do it’s like it’s only been a week since we last saw each other. I’m thankful we have the kind of friendship that picks up from when we last saw each other. Between texting and sharing photos on Facebook it’s not too bad.
A healthy family
The last couple years have been pretty stressful with immediate family members having some pretty major health concerns. Thankfully right now everyone is relatively healthy. We’ve spent a Christmas and an Easter at the hospital. Knowing that we’ll be having Thanksgiving with everyone at home feels pretty good.
Learning and connecting
I’ve learned so much in the last year about blogging. Since Word Camp back in June, I’ve been eager to learn more and more about how to make Get Fit Fiona the best it can be. I’ve been going to social media events, connecting with other women to learn code, and generally breaking out of my comfort zone. While it’s scary to walk into a room with only 1 or 2 people I know, or try to code something for the first time, I’m always happy I did it in the end.
This might sound kind of weird, but I’m thankful that I live in a place that’s so beautiful. My favourite park is in the next neighbourhood over. It has a river, waterfalls, and so many amazing wildflowers. The mountains are only an hour long drive away. I know I take that for granted sometimes, but every time I drive towards them and I see the mountains in the distance, it hits me again how majestic they are. It’s not just the mountains either, but it’s the plants and animals too.
Leave me a comment telling me what you’re thankful for.
2 thoughts on “Being Thankful”
What a great post! While Thanksgiving in america is still a month away, I love sitting down and reflecting on what I am thankful for! it’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day but there is so much to be grateful for! Have a great weekend and happy Thanksgiving to you!
I agree with you. Most days I don’t realize how much I have. It’s good for me to take some time to be thankful for what I take for granted most days.
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