Ok I’ll start.
1| A functioning body. You truly don’t appreciate this until you lose some aspect of it. I have really bad health related anxiety so getting a check up with good results gives me a new lease on life. At least for some time anyway. I tend to jump to extremes so once there’s something out of the ordinary, my mind strays to the worst of the worst (whispers *cancer*). As I get older I find myself more and more worried and afraid of death. Both for myself and my darling husband. Sometimes my mind races and I think ‘what will I do without him? What will he do without me?”. Unhealthy right? I know.
I’ve started working out regularly and eating healthier just to treat my body with the love and respect it needs. And I’ve laid off of the negative podcasts and entertainment. I do love a good true crime binge but I’ve come to realize it depresses me, makes me paranoid and the world generally looks so morbid after. Only plants for me these days, thank you!
2| Earning a living. I’ve been in the workforce since I was 15 years old. Through different school programs then on to temporary roles then to more substantive permanent ones. I’d say though, that only within the past couple months, have I been truly enjoying what I’m doing for a living. I’m still not at 100% on whether I’m there to stay but my outlook on work is more positive. Whether I remain in the corporate workforce or be my own boss remains to be seen. What I can say though is that I’m truly happy and grateful for these moments of true happiness. We all know there are ups and downs at work, but all in all, I’m happy.
3| My friends and family. My circle has gotten so small and sometimes I wonder if that’s normal. I see all these big groups of girls hanging out and wonder if I’m missing out on something. But then I get to talking with women my age and I realize that I’m not so different after all. Lots of us relish in being home in front of the tv, plant shopping, hanging out with our bubbs, hosting small get togethers with only wine and cheese and getting excited about lame reality TV. My little group is always just a call or message away and no matter what, I know I can count on them for anything.
4| New opportunities. I’ve embarked on several exciting journeys and I can’t wait to shout out to the world that I’ve reached. Yeah I’m asking all the normal questions that loom when we’re starting something new. Will I fail? Will people be interested in what I have to offer? What will people I know who are competitors say? Am I really good enough for this? Every day brings a new opportunity and I’m glad I have access to that. A new day. A new chance. Soon enough I’ll chat more on my projects but in the mean time, all I can say is that I’m about to dabble in some really fascinating stuff. I’m 100% putting all of my hopes and dreams out into the universe but not forgetting to put in the hard work, too.
What about you? Can you name four things you’re grateful for?
Thanks for stopping by!
PS ~ This book! and Everyday things that make me happy.
Published: January 28, 2019 6:08 PM