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Day One.

I’m surprised you’ve stumbled on this site as it’s fairly private. Anywho…

This is my way of reminding myself to be thankful every day, although the likelihood of me maintaining my thankfulness in writing every day is slim. On days I post, there will likely be two stories on thankfulness – a strait forward, typical one and a sarcastic, twisted* one. I can’t help myself with the sarcasm and it’s nice to have an outlet for it that doesn’t piss everyone off.

Enjoy ❤️
*I would shelve any high expectation, I’m not not clever enough for any true twist.

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Thank Goodness For… stability.

Thank Goodness For… stability.

As things get hectic between birthdays, sports, and volunteer events, I find that I am stopping more and more to be thankful for the stability in my life. By this… I mostly mean Thank-freaking-Goodness I do not work in retail, food service, or another form of low paying, customer abusing thankless job with abusive hours and apathetic coworkers.

I am so spoiled to have started a career in my early twenties and I hope I never forget it.

As for stability elsewhere, I adore my relationships and the predictability of the majority of them. My antisocial family is my ideal, his almost overbearing family is comforting, and my work relationships are thankfully predictable. Friends are a little more complicated – darn emotional bank accounts – but there are some things that help on that front. (Living in a small town means you’re stuck with me. 😜)

Underneath everything in this post, and the most vulnerable reason I’m thankful for the stability surrounding me in life, I am so darn emotional unstable that it’s nice to have something to grab onto and say, “listen here woman, you are doing pretty darn good. Enjoy it.”

It doesn’t cure all of course, but it helps.

So…

Thank a Goodness For stability.

Thank Goodness For… failing my commitments.

Thank Goodness For… failing my commitments.

Whether it is a diet or maintaining a blog.. ahem.. I don’t do very well past the first few weeks. I can’t be alone in this. It reminds me that it takes longer than we think to create a new habit and only once or twice to break it.

I know this is should be a thank goodness post, but sometimes I wonder if Read more

Thank Goodness For… expectations.

Thank Goodness For… expectations.

I’ve been baby crazy for years. I don’t think I ever really got out of the baby crazy stage, but I am “responsible” to the extent where there is always an excuse or a better situation to wait for. Getting older, I’ve decided “Fuck It”, everyone else is having babies, why can’t I?

The boyfriend pretends to Read more

Thank Goodness For… unexpected expected gifts.

Thank Goodness For… unexpected expected gifts.

I’ve been telling my boyfriend for years not to worry about Valentine’s Day. This year was amazing. My boyfriend walked up to me mid January to tell me that he ordered his Valentine’s gift (for himself) and, knowing he has to have a physical gift on the day of, I soon picked up something for me. It was perfect, but I still worried that he would go all out on the actual day.

Fast foreward to today. Nothing before work. A few texts sent in the day before we wished each other Happy Valentine’s Day. Nothing after work except for a greeting and long hug. Phew! It took years, but we’ve finally got this whole Valentine’s Day thing down.

This holiday makes me laugh and shake my head. On the way to the gym, I kept seeing men with flowers and balloons in their cars. It’s kind of sad, if you think about it. Running around giving each other flowers, candies, stuffed animals that are expected simply because that is what the day says you have to do. I’m so freaking happy we’ve grown away from that.

Of course, that is until I arrive home to the biggest balloon I’ve ever seen and a rose. Aww. Turns out I am just as bad as everyone else after all 😍

Thank Goodness For… crabby teachers.

Thank Goodness For… crabby teachers.

My boyfriend is currently enrolled in online courses. He is extremely committed, spends a large amount of time on his class work (including not having sex on days he is studying, thank you very much. Darn you responsible boyfriend!), and has straight A’s.

So what’s the deal?

One of his classes offers Read more