Teacher by day, student by night.
Lover of travel, tea, books, fur babies, baking, crayons, snow, and the little things in life.
You may be wondering, what is this weird, cheesy, hippie blog all about? Here's my longwinded explanation...
I have always been a bit of a nerd for New Years resolutions (maybe introducing myself as a nerd is not the best way to attract you to this blog here, but let’s be honest, there's an inner nerd in all of us--embrace it). So, in 2010, as part of my New Years resolution, I began what I like to call my “Gratitude Journal”. Back then, I was an unhappy, naive college freshman, feeling lonely and particularly negative towards the world around me. My problems with anxiety were at their peak, my energy was low, and I felt incredibly down most days. What helped me to get out of that rut was recording in a notebook the everyday things that I was grateful for, on a day to day basis, no matter how big or small those things were. This could mean an old friend I crossed paths with, a food I ate, a TV show I watched, the fact that I didn't fail so-and-so's test, or whatever else under the sun. The list grew, and gradually boosted my moods, helping me to realize just how important it is to notice the little things around me in order to live a happier life. I have kept five written gratitude journals since then, and In 2012, I decided to make my journaling public, in hopes that it may inspire others to live a life rooted in thankfulness. So, long story short, these are the people, places, things, experiences, and moments that I am most thankful for. Every day is different, but every day there is at least one thing (oftentimes many) to be grateful for.
Your name may or may not appear on here, but I assure you that I am very thankful for YOU, whether you know me personally or you just happened to stumble upon the blog of this random stranger :)
What are you grateful for today?
(Note: All of the photos on here are taken by me, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to borrow any of them!)