I usually try and post something on Thursdays, but since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I knew I didn’t want to try and interrupt my family time that day, and I knew none of you would want to read anything I wrote until the next day anyway! So enjoy your day tomorrow, spending quality time with your loved ones. Here are some of the things I’m most thankful for this year.

My family

This is an obvious one, of course, but that doesn’t make it any less true. My parents are incredible, and I’ve loved living at home with them again during this transitional time in my life.  My dad is the greatest; he’s always so supportive of my work and loves to remind me that he loves me best. I love having him on my side. My mom and I are very alike, which is great, because we tend to agree on most things. And we share the same shoe size, so that’s definitely an advantage to living at home. My brother’s been at home too recently, due to an ACL tear, which has made it feel a little like high school all over again, but it’s been good. I also appreciate that he enjoys some Taylor Swift as much as I do. And my sister’s at school in Florida and I miss her a ton, but we still talk every day (and have over 130 day snap streak going strong!). She’s my best friend, and I love that we’ve gotten closer as we’ve gotten older. Of course, my dogs are up there with making me happy, and I love spending time with our extended family over the holidays as well.

My faith

During this time in my life, I’m encountering a lot of uncertainty and doubt, and it’s so comforting to know that God is there for me through all of it. I recently joined a small group with some other women at my church, and they’ve been so supportive and great to me. I love meeting up with them every week.


I’ve had a lot of time on my hands the past couple months in between sending out applications and writing cover letters, searching for a full-time position. I’ve discovered a bunch of new shows via the “Recommended for you” feature, and the lack of commercials makes me happy. I also love rewatching shows I’ve seen countless times before, like Gilmore Girls, FRIENDS, and Gossip Girl. This might be a silly thing to be thankful for, but I love it all the same.


Now that Daylight Savings has come around again, natural light is limited during the day, which makes those few hours of sun that much more precious to me. I love using natural light for photos, so I have that much less time to photograph my projects. As soon as it gets dark it feels like it’s 10 pm to me and I lose some of my motivation that I have during the lighter hours, so I try to take advantage of the time as best I can.

Good Books

I recently read The Martian and it was excellent; I highly recommend it. I love books that really make me think; I don’t find the same kind of prompt from other mediums the way I do books. I love feeling the suspense and tension and anticipation all from the comfort of my couch. I also have put a couple books on my Christmas list that I’m looking forward to reading (Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? being at the top of that list).

What are some things you’re thankful for this year?

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