Each year, around this time, I am always astounded with how much has changed since the year before. Always good changes…even if I am unable to see it at the time. I have learned that there is always going to be something that goes wrong (I still hate negative changes) but I am slowly learning its out of my control so I try not to be so afraid of it anymore. If you look hard enough there is something good that comes out of everything. I was just telling my boyfriend last night that I was so grateful for the bad relationship I was in back when I was 19 years old because without it, I wouldn’t have my cat, Minnie. If you know me in real life, Angela and Minnie are basically inseparable. She is a huge part of me and I couldn’t imagine my life without her in it. (I sound like a crazy cat lady LOL)
Over the summer I worked for a senior living facility. It was, hands down, the best job I had ever had in my life. I was in the activities department so basically I got to play bingo, wheel of fortune, and do arts and crafts all day long. I got to spend time going on walks with those who are memory impaired while just chatting away about their journey. Whether they were 24 just like me or a big-time trumpet player in New York City and we were back in the 50’s, I was along for the ride. Leaving that job was one of the saddest things I have ever had to do. I still miss them all so much but I learned so much about life through that experience. Just go with your journey. Life is never conventional, things don’t always go as planned but there is a certain calmness that goes along with appreciating life for what it is.
Today and everyday, I am genuinely grateful for everything I have in my life. My life certainly isn’t perfect, there are things I want to work harder at, things I want to change completely, people I miss having in my life, etc. but it is still a beautiful life and I am very thankful for where I am today. I am thankful for everyone I have in my life and the joy they bring to it. I really have a ton to be grateful for and its a great feeling to just stop for a second to appreciate it.
Hope everyone has a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading my little tid-bit today. I hope you can relate. Outfit details below, everything is currently on major sale! Happy shopping! 🙂