What I’m thankful for…

This is the first month I’m participating in a monthly link-up through the SoCal Blogger Society and I’m definitely excited to be doing it!

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re all focusing on what we are thankful for.

I am thankful for…

My boyfriend. Last December, we both took a huge leap of faith when we drove across country together and went from being long distance to living together. It was definitely a big change – I had a new job, lived in a new city and was 3,000 miles away from friends, family and all that I knew back in Connecticut. Adam has been incredibly supportive of me from the day he flew in so we could drive across country together, and the process has been so much easier than I could’ve ever anticipated…because of him. And as far as going from seeing each other a few times a year to every single day? It’s been amazing. I get to hang out and wake up next to my best friend everyday, and I’m so thankful I have Adam in my life.


San Diego. I’ve never lived in a city that people go and visit. All summer long (and the rest of the year too), I see tourists everywhere and it’s crazy to me that I live in a city that people are constantly visiting (some from other countries!). I love the weather, all that there is to do and see, and the life I’ve built here. I feel so lucky to be able to call this amazing city home.

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Maeby. You knew this was coming. This dog is the answer to all of life’s problems. Frustrated with work? Come home and be greeted by Maeby and your frustrations will disappear. Feeling out-of-shape? Take Maeby for a run and then you’ll both be smiling at the end (and throughout the run, she’ll look up at you and smile). Not in a good mood? Take her to the dog park and between how happy she is to ride in the car and how much fun she’s having at the park, you’ll be in a great mood by the time you leave. Ask anyone who knows her, and they’ll agree: Maeby is just everything good in the world bottled up into one 60-pound animal. She’s the best.

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My friends. I got the chance to see some of my college friends (and favorite people in this world) on Sunday (who came down from Boston to go to dinner since I’m in CT for the week), and I’ve had some of my other college friends come visit earlier this year. And then there are the newer friends I’ve made in San Diego. I’m so grateful for all of my friends, new and old, for being there throughout the months or years, and because I know that I can always count on them, whether they’re in San Diego with me, or 3,000 miles away.

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My job. I’ve learned so much in the year that I’ve been in this position and it’s also given me the opportunity to travel. I love my coworkers, the work that the company does and the work I’m doing.

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My family. I’m thrilled to be home this week for family time. My family has been so supportive of me throughout my life, but especially with my move across country. Knowing that I always have them by my side and can call my mom for anything at any moment makes me so grateful to have the family I have. We’re all a little crazy (isn’t everyone’s family?), but I wouldn’t want it any other way.


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All the opportunities I’ve had for growth over the past year. Moving across country was a big deal. My life changed, and the experiences I’ve had over the last year are unlike any I would’ve had if I had chosen to stay in Connecticut. I am so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to travel, try new things, and continue to grow.

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So now, I ask you: What are you thankful for?


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14 thoughts on “What I’m thankful for…

  1. Wonderful list! I’ve dreamt many times if moving (solo) to the west coast. San Diego looks amazing! I have so many things to be thankful for it’s hard to even list them all. I’m thankful even for the hard things in life too!


    1. Thank you so much Jill! San Diego is really amazing and it’s never too late to try something new and move. If you don’t like it, you can always move back.

      It’s great that you have so many things to be thankful for. Life can be really amazing sometimes, even when it’s hard, and it’s really wonderful that you can see that.


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