As Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I wanted to use this opportunity to speak on things that I am thankful for. As reflective of a piece this is, I also hope it is relatable and can spark new things to appreciate in your own life! Because personally, I feel more gratitude and hopefulness even on my hardest days when I recognize all the good things in my life!
First and foremost, I am extremely thankful for my amazing friends and family. I truly have no idea where I would be without all the love and support from those around me. What is interesting is that there have been many changes this past year with my close circle. Yet, I could not be more appreciative and grateful for my current circumstances!
Which brings me to my second point of things I am most thankful for- changes. I experienced more change this past year or so than I have in my entire life. I decided to embrace these changes and I am very grateful I did so. From joining a new program to meeting new people to losing old ones, I learned to accept everything in my life, even the challenges. I truly gained so much from doing so!
This brings me to opportunities I had this past year, which I am beyond grateful for. By joining a new program, a whole new world of possibilities opened up for me. I held amazing internships these past months which have taught me so much. I recently learned more about my future industry and more about what my own likes and dislikes are within it. I also joined and became more involved in extracurriculars such as my sorority, clubs on campus, and of course blogging! All these opportunities taught me more than I could have ever hoped for, which I am immensely grateful for.
Fourthly, I am thankful for being able to travel again during this past year. After not being able to go anywhere due to covid, seeing the world again felt surreal. I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a few trips, and my favorite was Acadia National Park! This park was beyond beautiful, and became my favorite place within the United States to visit so far. I love seeing and experiencing the world, and am very glad that I am able to do so again. I am so excited to continue my travels these next few years, which has always been my plan!
Finally, as a combination of every other factor, I am very thankful for my own growth. I am very proud of who I am, how I handle(d) everything, and what I accomplish(ed). Even though life can be stressful at times, remembering any and all bright aspects of it can help more than you know. Personally, I have so much to be appreciative of! Happy Thanksgiving!