What I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! The holiday is here where we can reflect on our blessings and give thanks for the good and sometimes the bad, which in the end molds us to become stronger. I want to give thanks for a few things, in no particular order…

My job – In this economy, I am fortunate to still have my job and I can’t believe I’m going on my one year anniversary in January. Last year I was unemployed and doing many job interviews, getting unemployment, so I am very thankful and blessed to have my job. Not only that, my company is one of the most amazing companies I’ve ever worked for and next month they are having TRAIN come perform at our office because we were named Top 15 places to work. Holla!

My blog – I’m not trying to be cheesy, but this blog is my haven. A place where I can come and spill all my words out onto this platform and hit the magic Publish button and just reload my blog several times a day because I’m obsessed with the whole blogging experience. I don’t know if I’m the only one that does that, but alas I admit I do that. I am also thankful for the blogging community. In the years I have been blogging, mind you I’ve had Dateless in Dallas for TWO years since I launched it, it wasn’t until three months ago that I discovered that the blogger network is what is needed to keep my blog going. This entire year since I started my job I was struggling with what to write because I felt tired of always talking about dating and I didn’t know how to make the transition. I finally did thanks to the bloggers that I follow and the link ups we partake in and I’m able to show you guys a little more about me and we can connect. I’m so thankful for that and I love you guys!

My health – Even though I am not at my ideal weight I wanna be, I am thankful that I am healthy as a horse and don’t have any major illnesses {knock on wood}. Also, for the first time in a long time I am more confident in myself regardless if I can’t fit into my killer skinny jeans anymore and my boots are a struggle to zip up. Stretchy pants are my BFF.

My friends – This year I had to shut the door on a few friends that served their purpose and I learned many lessons from the situations that happened, which has made it much easier to move on and let go. I used to be very heartbroken when a friend would leave my life. Now I’m a little more rough around the edges and have learned that they were not meant to stay in my life and their time was up. The friends I have now, Ava and my work crew are such good friends and I’m glad I have found genuine people who make my day brighter and I can put a smile on their face if they are feeling low.

My family – I am very family oriented and I love my family to pieces. Even though I don’t live as close (I live about 45 min away) it’s good to know that I am only driving distance away from them compared to other people who have family far away (like my real dad who lives in Puerto Rico). I’m thinking my real dad may come visit me this holiday season and that will be the reunion of a lifetime because I haven’t seen him in 15 years. Crazy, I know.

My new beau – It’s so weird to actually write about Pedro in this way, but I am thankful for him for so many things. Although it may be too soon to tell, so far he has shown me that he really is someone worth investing time into. So funny how when I first met him I was not interested and was trying to get him to dance with my friend and he showed me later that night that he was interested in me. I almost wrote him off and I am glad that I gave him a chance. I even told him this the other night and he asked what made me give him a chance. I told him he made me laugh and was sweet so I thought why not? What’s the worse that can happen? The more we spend time together, the more I get to know more about him and have grown to be attracted to him, moreso on who he is as a person. Okay and it helps that he’s physically fit and makes me swoon at the gym when I see him lift weights.

Food – I am a foodie and I am excited to get to eat the best food that is comfort food and put me in a turkey coma. Bring on the pumpkin pie, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, buttered rolls, green bean casserole, candied yams, mac and cheese.. you name it.

There you have it ladies and gents! I hope you guys are enjoying time with your loved ones and have all the turkey this world has to offer. Drink, be careful and enjoy football, or a movie? Just have fun!

What are you thankful for this year?

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