I realized I haven’t done a Weekly Gratitude in quite some time now and I have SO many things to be thankful for. Bear with me, this list could get lengthy.
I’m thankful I have a wonderful family. Seriously, people, my fam puts up with a lot. When I’m moody, aggitated or tired, watch out. Hurricane Marie will bulldoze you right over.
I’m thankful for mid-morning snacks. Fruit, nuts, quinoa (?)… whatever. It helps me get through the first 5 hours of my day and makes me smile.
I’m thankful for dance. Towards the end of college, I was completely burnt out. I no longer wanted to go to practice, couldn’t stand the thought of running our routines “one more time” and didn’t even enjoy the sweating aspect of it anymore. I felt like I lost a piece of myself. After graduation, I spent my summer with NDA, and although I loved every minute of it, I felt strangely out of place. As the year progressed, I joined DanceWorks Boston and my outlook changed. I found my love of dance again and with it, a love for myself again. Even this summer with NDA feels completely different than last summer and my confidence is soaring higher than ever before. Thank you DWB and NDA; you gave me a piece of my heart back.
I’m thankful for my friends. Family friends, dance friends, home friends, school friends. I’d be so lost without you.
I’m thankful for my job(s). That I do things that I like/love, that I work with great people and that I get a paycheck to pay my school loans so my parents don’t have to sell the house. Win.
I’m thankful for exercise. Sweat = love. I’m especially thankful for two of my oldest friends, Lauren and Joanna, for convincing me to take a Cross-Fitt class at the gym on Tuesday afternoon. My inner thighs and lower back STILL hurt.
I’m thankful for Weight Watchers. 6 pounds down and eating what I love? Yes, please.
I’m thankful for my boyfriend. Words do not express this at all. He is the kindest person I have ever met, has a heart of gold and would do anything and everything for me. He took me out to dinner last night, gave me a beautiful gift and even indulged my desire for (more) frozen yogurt. The whole time I was thinking that I must be the luckiest girl in the world.
I’m thankful that tomorrow is my birthday. I’m happy, healthy and ready for 23.
What are you thankful for today?