I love the holidays, for so many reasons. As someone with a large out-of-town family, I especially love the chance to go home to visit and unwind for a few days. The holidays serve as a reminder of what's really important, and I have to say that this is the time of year when I get super emotional and thankful for this life I'm lucky enough to live. I am fortunate, and I try not to ever forget that.
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for so much, but the things that really stick out to me are..
I'm extremely close with my family, and there are a lot of them. I talk to my mom every day, my dad and brother every week...cousins/uncles regularly too. We're tight-knit, and I love that. I grew up with LOVE and togetherness. I learned what it was to be there for someone, to help out when needed, and when to buck up and learn how to do something myself. My family is wildly diverse, sometimes crazy, but that's what makes them so easy to love. They say it takes a village, and between my two amazingly talented/crafty parents and their kooky siblings, they did it right.
MY HUSBAND + OUR FURBABIES
I knew I had met my match when I found someone who was just as weird and quirky as I was. And I was lucky enough to find someone who complemented me in all the right ways. We challenge and support each other, and go on so many great adventures. We make the best team! We have been working on making our house a home for us and our three fur babies, and I'm so blessed that it is him by my side.
Growing up I was never good at making friends. As the shy, introverted type I was always afraid to talk to people I didn't know. Things got easier as I grew up and got braver! The friends I have now bring me so much joy, support, and laughter and I hope I do the same for them.
I am lucky enough to both own my own prop rental + styling business and work with the most amazing team at Fleur. *pinches self* When did I wake up living my dream?
Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for this life. I'm thankful to live in this amazing city. To be healthy. To have the freedom to pursue my passions. I'm thankful to have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in. I am thankful for all of these big things, all of the little things and everything in between. This holiday, I am wishing all of you love and happiness and joy!