Monday, November 25, 2013


Today I was asked to write down a few things I was thankful for. 
Easy, I thought, I have so much to be thankful for. Then I started to write... 
One idea led to another and soon I had a list far longer than what had been asked for. So eliminate a few, I thought... easier said than done. 

My life right now still feels like a dream. I have spent a year and a half in New York and I still can not believe I'm here. I LIVE HERE! What!? Sometimes I will be hanging out with my roommates and I will suddenly take in our surroundings and everything we are experiencing and I get overwhelmed. "Guys! We live here! We LIVE in New York!" I'll say aloud in awe. "Yeah," they respond. "We know." Far less enthused than I am. 

It's a weird sensation, to be so overcome with gratitude you feel like you could burst. 
As a child I dreamed I would grow up and move away and live the life of someone else. In another part of the country, doing things I never knew existed in Utah. And now, here I am. And it almost feels like a movie. And I am so incredibly happy. So thankful. So thrilled with the way things in my life have panned out thus far. 

I can honestly say one of my biggest fears is that time is going too quickly. 
I think about my time in England and it seems like a blur. God, I pray that this New York chapter stays fresh in my mind forever. 

I am not just thankful for New York though. No, no, my love for this city only enhances my love for Salt Lake, and Logan and Leicester and all the other places and people that helped me get where I am today. 

My family. Oh gosh, I have truly been blessed in the family department. Not many people consider their parents to be their very best friends. I miss my family every second of every single day, but as they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. It's true. There is nothing I look forward to more than some quality family time. I am counting down the seconds until I get to be with my people again at Christmas. 

Other things on my THANKFUL list:
- Fab roommates + friends
- sour candy
- spontaneous dance parties
- nail polish. I can't go more than 2 days without painting my nails
- anything Taylor Swift does
- lip stick. My life is happier with a little lip stick
- boyfriend 
- crafts + mail to send my creations back home
- travel. When I'm not obsessing over New York I'm dreaming about where I will go next
- the smell of Christmas. You know what I'm talking about. Breathe it in = instant joy.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am so thankful for you all. 

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