Giving Thanks

What is better than family, food and parades? Being thankful. Today is all about being thankful. So what are the things I am most thankful for?

My Family. Even though I won’t be with them today, I am thankful for my supportive family. They are the reason I am who I am today. They may seem crazy but I wouldn’t trade them for the world!


My Job. After an emotionally draining past few days of work I am still thankful to have a job. I love being able to work with animals even in their time of need. I’m also thankful for my coworkers who boost my confidence even on the tough days!


My Education. There is something so humbling about having an education. This year I accomplished my life goal of graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. Even though I am not in a career that utilizes my degree yet, it still makes me feel proud to have earned my education. It also motivates me to continue working hard towards a future for myself.


My friends. They certainly have come and gone but the ones that remain mean the most to me. No matter how far away we may all live from each other I will always cherish our friendships no matter what.

My love, Judd. It is amazing to me that someone could love me so much. It hasn’t been easy at times dealing with life’s roller coaster and juggling things on top of a relationship but we manage to do it gracefully. I am so thankful for our almost two years together and look forward to many more to come!

Instead of panicking about the upcoming holiday’s, I will continue to be thankful even after today. There is so much in life to be grateful for and so is a life itself. Take time out of your day and think of all you are thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, readers!



A Countdown Begins.

Tell me when to panic. I have 2 months left of college and still have no clue where I will be come July. I am excited but freaking out that I will end up stuck. I consider myself very motivated and driven to find a job. I’m afraid I will have a hard time finding a job. I refuse to move back to where I came from, it screams failure to me. I always wanted to get out and now that I am, I plan to stay that way.

I’m not one to conform nor settle. I’ve never followed in the foot steps of my peers, I’ve always gone and done something different. Most of my friends moved away and went to big Universities, I drove an hour 4 days a week to go to photo school for 2 and a half years.  Some chose to get married and have kids, I chose to focus on my education and a career. Some moved back to Brevard, I chose to leave and never go back. (At least not in the next 20 years!)

I’ve been looking at jobs for the last few months but really can’t apply until after graduation.  I countdown the months/weeks/days remaining of my college career yet hold on to the days in an attempt to stall the future. It’s going to be stressful. I’m going to be dirt poor. I probably won’t enjoy the job hunt process/apartment hunt process. (Luckily, I have Judd for the apartment process!) That’s another thing.

Judd applied for 8 internships to hospitals for internships, which would lead him to become a registered dietitian. The application process makes you wait until April 1st for a final decision on where you will be going. It’s a waiting game. Almost a whole month from now until he finds out. Granted there’s only one internship in Jacksonville and the rest scattered around Florida. So we wait and wait to hear if and where he will be going. It’s scary. We’ve been together for a year and a few months and I’d pretty much bend over backwards to make it work even if I had to work and live at a distance from him. (Not ideal but his internship is only 9 months, it’s manageable.)

So I countdown. I sit and wait as patiently as I possible. And I lose sleep at night. Especially tonight.