Sunday, January 03, 2010


Remember when 2010 seemed so far away? I still remember being so excited for 2000 because it was the year I would graduate high school and then start college in the fall. It was this infamous year where nothing was going to work (Y2K), and it was the start of a new millenium. Here we are though...2010. Wow.

I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with many people over this holiday break. I've also been lucky to have been off work since the 24th. I've done some traveling and spent time with friends. I have to say that I've had some great conversations and gotten on a variety of topics. I rang in the new year with some friends and have spent some time just relaxing and reflecting on the past year. Although I don't feel as though I "accomplished" many things over the last year, I do feel more at peace with many things around me. As I've reflected, I've realized that I have many reasons to be thankful. I have wonderful parents that only want me to be happy (whatever that may bring), friends who support me and allow me to be my silly, sarcastic self, I have a job (and that alone I am thankful for), I have a place to live, and I am overall pretty healthy.

Over the past year, I have made new friends and lost touch with others. It still amazes me how people are sometimes just brought into your life for short periods of time. Others you feel as though they are brought into your life at just the right time and give you exactly what you didn't know you needed. I am not a very religious person and honestly, I'm not really sure what I believe in, but I know that I believe in being a good person and for me, that's good enough. So to start out this year, I am thankful for what I have and for what I can continue to have in my life. I know that I'll continue to strive to do good in my life and to continue to help others in my job. I will continue to travel (already have a trip planned this month!) and continue to be open to finding someone to share all those things with.

What are you thankful for?