Sometimes time hits me hard. It's crazy to wrap my mind around the fact that it's December 1st, and that my first semester in Chicago is almost over. With Thanksgiving just over, I wanted to do a little post about a few things I'm thankful for.
First off, family. I know everyone says this about their own and I will say it about mine too: they are the best. They have helped me so much with a big move to a big city, they have listened to me cry and fail and they pick me up. Seeing my grandparents at Thanksgiving I immediately started to cry because I hadn't seen them in months. Sometimes I feel alone in Chicago, but I know that I've got so many family members I can turn to who always comfort me.
I'm thankful for my health. This Thanksgiving my sisters and I ran our first "race" together. I was so proud of us. Even though it was a short 4 mile run, I am no runner - it was hard. My hips were killing me the next day, but it felt so good to complete that.
I'm thankful for friends. Some people you never expect to can offer you support, and it means the world. When things hurt you, friends are always there to tell you they are there, that they will kick some ass, and they will love you. I've gotten good at cutting people out of my life when they no longer make me a better person, but the ones that do are so special. I already miss my girls in Chicago.
Lastly, I'm thankful for special moments of laughter, kindness, hugs, and quiet. Sometimes in my head I take imaginary pictures of those moments. (Like Jim and Pam on the Office).
A few of my favorite things:
Seeing sunsets and wide open skies, I haven't seen them in so long.
Looking up and seeing stars
Houses with holiday lights
Movie nights with sisters
When my puppy greets me at the door
Home cooked meals
Adventures around Denver
While these may all be cliche, these are things that can be taken for granted so easily, but I don't want that to ever happen.
I'm going to post soon about my time here at home, but until then, Happy December everyone!