Thankful Thursdays: 10/21/21

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. A perfect week! This happened last week, but I am just so thankful that I managed to hit all my fitness goals every day last week! I even surpassed my goals a few days! It’s an amazing feeling that I hope to experience many more times! Sadly, this week won’t be a perfect week. Between allergies and stress, I just haven’t really hit the active goal this week at all. I have hit the other two, so there’s that.
  2. Quality time. I’ve been playing Mario Kart with my Mom and Dustyn. It’s been a pretty amazing time. We even had my brother play with us on Sunday. His birthday was Saturday and I wanted to hang out with him for his birthday. It was the only thing I could think of. Either way, we’ve been having a lot of fun! Mom and I are learning the game so much as well.
  3. A new journey. I’ve picked up a few clients for my freelance work. It’s very exciting. It’s also very nerve wracking. Especially since both of them are friends of mine. I don’t want to do anything to ruin the friendship. It’s going to be a learning experience all the way around. I’m honestly excited to see how this all turns out. I am also praying that I am successful.
  4. Big events. This Saturday is Dewey’s 24-Hour readathon! I have been actively participating in this readathon since 2015. It was honestly the readathon that got me addicted to readathons. To be fair, it was also my very first readathon I ever participated in. The best part is I will actually be co-hosting for a few hours! I’m so excited! Anybody else participating in this wonderful event? I’d love to connect with you there and follow your progress!

What are some things you’re thankful for?

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Thankful Thursdays: 10/14/21

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. Food Prep. I know this sounds like a silly thing to be thankful for. Some days I just get in moods where I don’t want to fix anything. Most of those times I’m starving during that time.
  2. Making lists. I’m finally at a point where I’m getting more organized. I feel like it will help me get some of my back list tackled and accomplished.
  3. Plumbers. We had a problem with our shower for about a week or two. It’s been a nightmare. The day they came and fixed it, I showered immediately after work. It was the best shower ever. We got one of those sprayers that’s supposed to remove hard minerals from the water and make your shower more enjoyable.
  4. Spooky Stories. I’ve been in a reading rut so to speak. I’ve been reading, but way slower than I normally read. I’m enjoying the stories. It’s just nothing is absorbing me. A Lesson in Vengeance really took me out of whatever it was I was in.

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Thankful Thursday: 10/7/21

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. Creativity. I have been working on some projects this week. The more I work on it. The more inspired I become. It’s been a very productive week.
  2. Hitting Goals. I have managed to hit my fitness goals every day for three days. It may not seem like a major thing to most people, but I see it as a great accomplishment. I’m looking forward to hitting many more goals from here.
  3. Getting organized. I’ve created a new schedule for myself to go around my work schedule. It has been working wonderfully. Especially since I don’t have it jam packed like I used to. If something spills over, it’s more than okay. What can I say? I love routine.
  4. Erasable Pens. I have a lot of writing that I’ve been doing lately. I guess I write fast. I’m not really sure. I just know I mess up quite a bit. Having erasable pens. I’m weird. I know.

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Thankful Thursdays: 9/30/21

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. Beautiful Moments. I was caught up in the show that I was watching and the project I was working on when I decided to randomly look over and check on my dog who was sleeping next to me. What I found was so adorable I lost words. He was cuddled up next to my stuffed tiger. It was a beautiful moment to me. I’ve learned not to take beautiful moments for granted. One day they will be gone for good.
  2. Candles. I know this one may seem like a weird thing to be thankful for. It’s just that they are so soothing. I’ve needed a lot of soothing vibes lately. I also feel like I put a lot of positive vibes into the world when I had the candles going. I have had the candles lit most of the day. I need to build a collection of candles soon!
  3. Working. I’ve been without work since June. Mostly because I was worried about trying to learn a new job while out of town. I’m thankful of the job because I love the routine of having a work schedule. The money is wonderful because it pays the bills, but I’m just happy to have routine more than anything.
  4. Embracing who I am. I’ve spent so much of my life trying to pretend to be who I thought I was supposed to be to make everybody happy. The more I discover about myself, the less I worry about making others happy. My real loved ones will accept me for who I am.

What are some things you’re thankful for?

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Thankful Thursday: 9/23/21

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.

I put very serious consideration into skipping this week’s blog. My dog ran away from home and hasn’t been seen in days. At the time of me posting this, he’s been missing for six days. I was so overcome with hurt that I didn’t post blogs like I should. I couldn’t even bring myself to even look at my computer. I still wanted to post all of my normal blogs. Even if I’m posting them late. It’s important to me. The people who take time to read my blogs are important to me.

I want to stress the importance that even though I am finding it hard to find things to be thankful for right now doesn’t mean that I’m not thankful. Right now, I’m letting the heartbreak run its course. While being thankful for things is important, so is letting myself feel emotions that I don’t find particularly pleasant. While I’m thankful I’m alive and have the amazing people in my life that I do, I also recognize that it’s okay to be broken. It’s okay to be not okay.

I know there will be many people out there that probably scoff at me being so openly hurt by my dog running away. That’s okay. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I am not ashamed for how I feel. Shadow is going on four years old. We have had him in our family since he was nine weeks old. In my eyes, he is my baby. I don’t have human children, and to be honest, after this ordeal, I don’t think I ever will. The pain it’s just too much.

I’m thankful to live in a world where I have the freedom to speak my mind and show my emotions. I’m thankful for being able to connect with so many amazing people. I’m thankful to be alive. Right now though, I just want to be not okay. I want to obsessively hope that my baby will find his way home to me. Sorry this isn’t one of my happier posts, but it’s one of my most real ones. Blessed be my readers.

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Thankful Thursday: 9/16/21

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. Inspiration. For many weeks, I’ve been existing. I haven’t been unhappy. I just haven’t felt very productive. Anything I’ve done, I’ve done on autopilot. That changed this week. I’ve had quotes hit me strongly. I’ve had a few story ideas. It’s been amazing.
  2. Being a part of something special. Recently, my group has decided to do something special this Christmas. I know that Halloween hasn’t even hit. The reason we are planning it now is that the sale is happening now and we may miss out if we don’t pounce. We plan to purchase the Christmas Once Upon A Book Club box. The idea is that we all read the book together and open the gifts at the same time. I think it’s amazing and will work well for us all!
  3. Faith. Sometimes things seem like there is no hope. It feels hard to even continue on. I’m glad that if I just keep faith during these moments, I find strength to move on. It’s not always easy, but it’s really worth it.
  4. Solutions to problems. Things happen. Sometimes it seems like a solution won’t be found. It’s a really great feeling when you can think of a solution for a problem quickly and effortlessly.

What are some things you’re thankful for?

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Thankful Thursdays: 9/9/21

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. Making my own choices. There are times I realize just how fortunate I am to get up and decide what I want to do for the day. To decide what I want to do with my life. There are many people who will never have the opportunity to make choices on their own. I’ll admit there are some days I choose not to make any choices, but if you think about it, that in itself is a choice.
  2. TBR planning. Sometimes making a TBR pile keeps me focused on my reading. It also excites me about what I’m about to read. It also excites me for reading.
  3. Moving On. Something big just happened and my family and I lost some major things that were really important to us. Some that can be replaced, and some that can’t. I lost a really big chunk of my book collection. It really hurt us all, but we are going to move on and get stronger. On the same token of this, I’m thankful for forgiveness and second chances.
  4. Food Prep. Some days I don’t feel like fixing food. Other days I feel like cooking all day long. So the days I feel like cooking, I try my best to prep and put away foods. That way I am not tempted to choose foods that aren’t the healthiest just because it’s easier. I even have two salad bowls so I can prep my salads to just grab. It’s definitely helped my confidence.

What are some things you’re thankful for?

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Thankful Thursdays: 9/2/21

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. Readathon. I recently hosted a readathon last weekend. The challenge was to pick your TBR list from a jar or something similar. Some people made lists and used random.org or had a friend choose a number. I had such an amazing time that I’m making it a monthly thing.
  2. Fresh Starts. Before I left to go to Texas, I lost my job. I don’t want to get into the details. I’m lucky that I found another job. I will be starting it in a few weeks.
  3. Learning. I recently picked up a book that was loosely based on an important person in history. It encouraged me to do my research on the actual lady and the event that happened. I learned quite a bit because of it. I sincerely miss learning and school. I also learned some things about mental health conditions. Mainly ADHD, but still.
  4. Normalcy. When I came home, I had a lot of things that put a wrench in my plans. One of the biggest things was I lost my MacBook charger and wasn’t able to use it. I recently replaced it. I’m so thankful. I use it to listen to audio and do video calls. I’m so thankful. I can now get back into my silly routine.

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Thankful Thursday: 8/26/21

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. Inspiration. I finally got around to unpacking all of my things from being out of town. Including the packages I got in while being gone. One of the items I got was a jar to put titles of books in for when you’re in a reading slump. It inspired me to create a readathon for this weekend where I read the books picked like that. If all goes well, I plan on making it a thing for the last weekend of every month!
  2. Family time. My mom, Dustyn and I have been playing Guns of Glory pretty heavily this week. We have spent a lot together because of this. It’s been pretty amazing! I’m very happy.
  3. Unpacking. I’ve been so overwhelmed since I’ve been home. I fell into a depression after returning home. I can’t even explain it. I felt so alone and miserable. Anyways, unpacking and thinking about Savannah helped pull me through it for the most part.
  4. A brighter future. Things are going well. Sometimes there are some moments that are very challenging. For the most part, things are going very well. I’m looking forward to things that are coming as well.

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Thankful Thursday: 8/19/21

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. My birthday. My birthday was Sunday. I spent all day watching the Jurassic Park and World movies. I absolutely love them. Apparently there will be a third Jurassic World coming out June of next year. The only previews I’ve seen are the last part of the second movie. So I’m a little skeptical right now. I’ll keep an eye on it either way.
  2. Sleep. One of the first things to get messed up when I fall out of routine is my sleep. If I get to sleep at a decent hour, I wind up waking up a million times. Usually I wind up just pushing myself to stay awake until I absolutely pass out. Its the only way I stay asleep during the duration.
  3. Friends. I’m now beginning to see that I’m blessed with quite a few friends. Sometimes I feel lonely. I get stuck in my head and think that I’m alone. I think the world would be better without me. Seeing that I have friends out there that care is just so amazing to me.
  4. Gifts. I’ve gotten so many amazing things for my birthday. This is still new to me. After I turned eighteen, I stopped getting gifts for a long time. It was a miracle if I even got a happy birthday. Don’t get me wrong, I had a few happy birthdays, but it was mainly my mom. It hurt a lot. I’m still thankful for everything I get. It’s the thought behind it. You could make me a bookmark and I’d be so happy!

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