With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’ve been reflecting a lot on 2019 and everything I’m thankful for this year. Read on to see some of the things I’m most thankful for.
Taking huge leaps of faith.
This year I made a lot of big life decisions that I was ultimately unsure of. I knew in my heart they were what I needed to do to make my dreams a reality, but I would be lying if I said my anxiety wasn’t holding me back for fear of failure. I’m so thankful that I pushed forward and took those huge leaps of faith. I can already see the opportunities unfolding as a result, and they are so so beautiful.
My wonderful husband.
It makes me smile so huge that this year I get to say “I’m thankful for my husband.” I married the love of my life and my best friend in March of this year. And after all these years together, I can honestly say life gets better with him every single day. I still can’t believe I get to be a wife and that I get to claim this incredible man as my partner for life. Sometimes I sneak a peek at him while he’s sleeping in the morning and I whisper a little thank you to the universe for bringing us together. I am so lucky, and I can’t wait for all of the adventures ahead.
Friends that feel like family.
I feel like this year I’ve definitely gotten more selective about who I dedicate my time to and more aware of what friendships should look like for me at this stage in my life. I am beyond blessed to have the most epic group of women as friends. We are each other’s hype women through and through. We have the same moral values. We shove aside surface level bullshit and actually talk about real life. I’m incredibly thankful to have such a strong group of girlfriends who feel like family.
Investing in myself.
It’s so scary for me to spend a substantial amount of money on myself, especially when it comes to investing in my hopes and dreams. This year I invested in a product that I truly believed in and I also invested in events that I knew would help me level up in the business world. At the time, I damn near had a panic attack at the amount of money I spent. But after attending the events and seeing the results of the product? Worth every damn penny you guys. Every damn penny. And guess what? I’ve earned it all back with my business! *pats herself on back*
I don’t know if it’s because I got married this year or launched the business I’ve always wanted to build, but I feel like I’ve just grown so much on both a personal and professional level. Not to say I wasn’t growing before, but something about this year feels different. I feel like I’ve really come into my own and am taking control of my life in all the ways.
A clear vision of where I’m headed.
After everything that’s happened this year with my life and my new business, I’ve never had more clarity on where I’m at and where I’m headed. Truly, I feel like “Eye of the Tiger” is playing every day of my life because I am so laser-focused on what I need to do to reach my goals. I have never been more sure of what I want in life and what I need to do to get there. And I am so f*cking ready to make that happen.
The ability to help others.
I’ve had the huge pleasure this year of not only releasing a product that I truly believe helps others, but also becoming a mentor to a young woman who has gone through the same life experiences as me. I’ve always wanted to be a mentor for someone who has struggled with eating disorders, and this year I found a program that allows me to do so. Although that part of my life was certainly “dark,” I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It made me the person I am today and now I’m able to help others who are going through the same thing.
I would not be where I am today, so sure of where I’m headed and so determined to make it happen, without the failures that led me here. Every single thing I’ve ever done has gotten me to this point, and I’ve never been more thankful for all the stupid sh*t I did in my early twenties that made me realize what I wanted my life to really look like. This year, I’m thankful for the opportunity to fail forward until I’m finally staring in the face of all my dreams coming true.
What are you most thankful for this year, friends?