Sometimes I forget that I have a good life. Not that I really forget but I just don’t actively sit down and ponder my luck and all that mushy stuff.
I was recently looking through some of my pictures, wondering why I take so many silly snaps of my life to share with both friends and strangers, and I realised that I have so many things to be thankful for! Doesn’t that just make you want to puke in your mouth a little bit?
I’m not one for being soppy, but I am one for gratuitously posting pictures for my own enjoyment so here are a few things I’m thankful for right now:
Being able to bring this little munchkin into work with me whenever I want! I used to go home at lunch to let her run around in the garden and play but it was time consuming [I didn’t mind!]. Now I can bring her to work with me I find myself doing it more and more… this week will be the first one where it’s been every day, I think. She’s acclimatized so well that she will just curl up under my desk to snooze, plus, she gets to play with a puppy friend, which is always a bonus. I love having her with me all the time and it’s done wonders for our relationship.
This is a little self-gratifying but I made these cards, as well as some others, to set up an Etsy shop. I enjoy drawing movie characters [when I was a kid I would spend hours doing it] and, whilst I don’t think I’m great at drawing, I have had some nice feedback from some folks about them. The hardest part about any art is sharing it. I don’t want to try something and fail but, at the same time, what’s the harm in failing? April will be the month these bad boys go LIVE.
This might sound silly but recently I was really grateful ALL THE SNOW MELTED WITHOUT TURNING INTO SLUSH. I hate snow, a lot. I don’t like being cold… I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this on the blog before [JK, I mention it ALL THE TIME], but it was like a miracle that we had all the snow and then one morning it was just gone. Thank you Almighty Zeus for answering my prayer.
I’ve been writing a lot more, recently, and sharing it on Instagram – It’s something I want to do more of because writing is my jam and I always find I get loads of support from online friends for sharing. I really want to get into the nitty gritty and share the highs and lows of writing. It’s a solitary task which can lead to some low moments – especially for the old mental health – but there’s also great reward. Especially when someone says they enjoyed reading your work. I’m grateful for the evenings getting lighter, which makes me feel more productive!
I’m SO happy I bought this new camera – still to be taken out for a test drive – and I am thankful to myself for always being a saver so I can buy myself things I know will last me a long time. Little maybe unknown fact about me: I hate spending money. I do not enjoy it. I like to save, save, save and then treat myself. This is the first big purchase for a year and I think I deserve to splash out on myself sometimes. Isn’t it just beautiful?
Finally I’m thankful for you! Yes, you… whoever you are, reading this. This little blog is small and growing [but ever so slowly!], but the numbers really don’t matter to me because I’ve connected with some great people from writing this thaaang and that’s more than enough for me!