Thankful Thursdays: 7/22/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Project Goals. I had several projects to do in preparation for an upcoming conventions. I thought the tasks I had were going to take all week. I got them done by yesterday. I still have a lot to do, but it’s still an amazing feeling to get things done on time.
  2. Reading. I’ve gotten a lot of reading done lately. I even hit my hundred book mark for the year! I know it sounds crazy that I was able to read so much and get everything I got done done. That’s the beauty of audiobooks! I’ve listened to some pretty amazing audiobooks lately!
  3. Planning. This is the first time in a long time that my plans are actually coming to fruition. Usually my my plans always go sideways. So when things finally go the way I plan for them to, I’m thankful.
  4. Cooking. I’ve cooked breakfast for myself two mornings in a row. I miss cooking. I love to cook. I just get very picky about booking. I like to have everything planned out in my head before I cook. I can’t just cook on a whim unless it’s easy to put together foods.

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Thankful Thursdays: 7/15/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Challenges. I know this sounds really crazy. But I really love challenges. Well book challenges anyways. The other types of challenges make me wonder if I’m good enough to take them on.
  2. Planning. Things are coming soon. I am so excited. I’ll be going to Savannah for a book convention. It excites me so much! I still have many things to do though.
  3. Reflection. I’ve found that I have a lot of alone time lately. It’s really helped me reflect a lot on myself. It’s helped me work through some doubts and insecurities in ways I never thought were possible.
  4. Confidence. This is something that I can’t say that I experience often. I am happy to say there have been quite a few times I looked at myself in the mirror and actually saw that I was beautiful. Inside and out. It made me feel wonderful. I hope it continues.

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Thankful Thursdays: 7/8/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Anniversaries. I’m very thankful for these. I don’t just mean romantically. Any kind. They are so important and they should be celebrated fully. I’m so thankful that I have anniversaries with people. I’m thankful for having a blog that has an anniversary as well.
  2. Self Care. I know I bought this up last week. I just can’t stress the importance on it. Sometimes self care is the lowest thing on my priority list. Some days I don’t even want to get out of bed.
  3. Structure. I know this may seem weird. However, I’m very serious. I’m not saying that I’m chaotic or anything, but without lists and schedules, I’m basically useless. It’s kind of why I shy away from the jobs where you schedule yourself. Maybe I shouldn’t though. Maybe I should face it head on and overcome these challenges.
  4. Love. If it weren’t for the love of the people who I surround myself with every day and my furbabies, I don’t know what I’d do with myself. They are my structure. They are my foundation. They keep me going every day. I love them and I’m so thankful that they return my love.

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Thankful Thursdays: 7/1/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Alone Time. Don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with all those that I care about. I really do. I just really crave alone time so that I can recharge and reflect on things. There are things that I like to hold to reflect on later so that I don’t overreact or come off as crazy. Alone time helps with those reflections.
  2. Self Care. This may seem like a no brainer to most people. I constantly battle depression though. Sometimes its’ a great feat to care about anything self care related. Recently I got a bunch of self care items. I got shower bombs (Those are a thing!!!!), body washes, lotions, body sprays, etc. It’s made me feel really beautiful.
  3. Lists. I have finally sat down and made lists on things I need to do. Mainly just list of all the books I need to read. The organization really helps. I have this thing where I kind of freak out when I finish a book because I don’t know what exactly to read next. Making lists help. So much.
  4. Job Hunting. I have been able to job hunt. Most of the jobs I have applied for won’t be started until August. Which is really perfect for me. That’s when I’ll be heading home. I’ve already gotten two rejections. It’s okay though. The point is that I’m able to try. Hopefully I’ll have some luck soon!

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Thankful Thursday: 6/24/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Travel. I don’t get to get out of the house often. So getting to travel means the world to me. Even if I don’t get out and do a ton of things. It’s still really amazing to me.
  2. A change of scenery. Sometimes getting out of the house and going somewhere else. I’m getting to experience that for the next month or so. It’s absolutely amazing.
  3. Getting organized. I know this one seems silly, but I’ve spent a good chunk of my life living out of boxes. To have my stuff spread out and organized in spaces is beyond beautiful. I’ve even taken pictures of some things I have set up.
  4. Sales! I’m not exactly a shopper, but I love catching sales. I’ve gotten so many things I never thought I’d ever own due to sales. I’ve even been able to take care of my loved ones because of sales! It’s just so amazing!

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Thankful Thursdays: 6/17/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Big plans! I have somebody very special coming to visit tomorrow. I am so excited and happy! I’m also going to be going out of town next week for about a month and a half. It’s so nice to be able to plan things out without worrying.
  2. Sales! I know this one is a bit shallow and materialistic. I get that. I also get that nothing that I’m using now will follow me into the afterlife. I get it! But I really am so thankful for sales. It helps me get things that I would normally want to get, but I’m not able to get normally. I got many games and books recently because of this!
  3. Communication. I’ve found lately that I’m able to get how I feel out more easily than I used to. It’s felt really great. Maybe starting my journaling thing has helped me.
  4. Reading! I know I’m constantly saying how thankful I am for reading. I have read so much in such a short time period. It’s really given me more confidence on getting back on track. I think it will help me get further in getting caught up. Maybe even get ahead on reading! We will see!

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Thankful Thursday: 6/10/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. I’m thankful for having support. I made a very hard decision recently that I’d rather not talk about. I was facing an inevitable problem that I could face it head on or be immature about it and go against rules. I chose to take the high road. It’s going to be hard going forward, but I know that I have plenty of support and people on my side. That’s amazing.
  2. I’m thankful for my health. My health isn’t perfect and I do have some moments where I’m not well. It could be a lot worse than it is. I’m thankful that for the most part I’m healthy and that I’m able to make choices on my own without being questioned.
  3. I’m thankful for Pride month. Growing up, I never really understood the full impact of Pride Month. I knew about it. I knew it was a good thing. I was also scared of it. I was scared for the people who took part in it as well. Growing older, I was jealous of their bravery. I know that sounds silly. I’m ashamed to admit it now. I now understand more and I’m so happy that Pride Month exists. I want to honor and embrace it wholly now. I’m so thankful to be a part of it.
  4. This one is going to sound a little silly, but hear me out. I’m thankful for imperfections. I’m thankful that there are things I do in my life that aren’t going to be perfect. I am thankful for the learning experiences from them. I’m especially thankful for the ones that have second chances. I feel like my life would be different if I didn’t acknowledge the things that weren’t perfect.

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Thankful Thursday: 5/20/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. Getting to sleep in a bit. This will be over in a few more days. I also didn’t really get to sleep in too much later than I normally would. The thing is, I am a night owl. I could easily stay up all night with no regrets. I love my days off at work. I wish the shift itself was a little later though.
  2. I’m thankful that a dangerous situation is behind us. I can’t go into the details but something really bad happened with the family. My mother and I were losing sleep because small sounds were making us nervous.
  3. That I had the means to get somebody important to me an amazing birthday gift. I feel like it makes up for years of not being able to make their birthday special. I can’t wait to see what their reaction to the presents are. Happy birthday, Dustyn! I love you!
  4. Making all my fitness goals so far. Well all but the active one. I’ve burned all the calories I have allotted to burn. Well, I’m not really doing step goal either, but I’ll work on that. I’m just happy that even with my schedule I’m making stand goal and calorie goal! Progress is progress, right?

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Thankful Thursday: 5/13/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. I have finally caught up and got back into a routine. Being sick really threw me off my game. Luckily I finally managed to get the time to get caught up on everything. I am so blessed.
  2. I finally have a bed that works for me for the most part. I’ve been able to sleep through the night without waking up every other hour or so. I still wake up a few times during the night. It’s not the same though.
  3. I have finally started being able to plan for a future event. It’s in August. I took a couple hours and bought everything I will need for it and sent them to Texas. That’s where I’ll be before the start of the event.
  4. The feeling I get when I know I’m able to take care of my loved ones never gets old. It really does warm my heart and make me feel like I’m doing something good with my life. Some of my loved ones have pushed back a little bit. I’ve tried to respect their boundaries. I just can’t help it. I really do enjoy taking care of those I care about.

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Thankful Thursday: 5/6/21

I don’t know if anybody else has made this a thing. I also don’t know if anybody else will do this with me. If not, it’s completely fine. It’s something I want to do every week. I’m going to think of at least one thing I’m thankful for for the week. I’ll try to do up to four a week, but at least one. I think this will be very therapeutic. We shall see in time.

Note: There may be some things that get repeated now and then. My intention is to talk about things I’m thankful for that week. So some things may pop up a few times. I’m not attempting to be redundant or repetitive. Just trying to be genuine.

  1. I’m thankful for the fact that I have a job that understands health issues can happen. They have been more than understanding of a recent issue I’ve dealt with. I missed a good bit of work recently due to an emergency minor surgery and some other health issues. I don’t plan to miss any more work. I already feel bad for the amount I’ve missed and wish I could undo it.
  2. I’m thankful that I have been accepted into a new program for work. I start training next week and will be in training for two weeks. After that, I’ll be with the new department and working the same schedule that I have been working. I’m so thankful for that. I love my days off. Kind of wish I worked a little later, but it’s okay.
  3. This one is going to be a bit shallow, but I’m okay with this. I’ll embrace my flaws. I will state that I fully understand that all possessions are worldly and won’t follow me into the afterlife. I’m okay with that too. But I am so thankful that I recently got some things that I’ve been wanting to get for years. Including and probably especially two book series by James Patterson that I’ve followed for a very long time. I’m so happy to own all of them!
  4. I’m finally getting better organized. My life has been absolute chaos for awhile. It will be so amazing to have everything organized. Of course, my idea of organization is a little different than most people. I live on an organized chaos and I love it! I get things found….

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