19 November 2011

FBFF: Giving Thanks

Since this is the last FBFF post before Thanksgiving, Katy of Modly Chic thought it would be nice to share what we're thankful for this year. With everything that has happened to me this past year, I can definitely say that I have a lot to be thankful for. What I have here is just a partial list.

I am thankful for...
  • finally experiencing true fall weather in Southern California! Anything below 70 degrees makes me happy.
  • my followers, the FBFF community, and the blogging community in general. You guys are amazing!
  • my family, who have always encouraged and loved me unconditionally.
  • my friends, who never complain about having to hear the same story over and over again.
  • April 5, 2010...and the 1 year, 7 months, and 12 days since then.
  • having the ability to read and get lost in a good book.
  • all of the amazing teachers and professors I've had over the years.
  • having access to a good education.
  • Nutella hot chocolate.
  • being cancer-free and not having a tube stuffed up my arm anymore.
  • the fact that my real hair is finally long enough to be a pixie cut.
  • turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie...I just have to wait a little bit longer!
  • living in a small-ish town that is safe and clean, and within a short driving distance to many malls and shopping centers.
  • cloche hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots - and other fall fashion staples.
  • all of the these German Shepherds finding loving homes this year.
  • designated drivers (and the willingness to be one too).
  • holidays, birthday parties, and "just because" get-togethers with family and friends.
  • doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and soldiers who truly care about making the world a better place.
  • living in an era (and country) where it's more than okay for a woman to speak her mind.
  • platform high heels that make me 5'7".
  • having a roof over my head and never having to worry about going hungry.
  • starting my Christmas present shopping the day after Thanksgiving.
  • my grandma helping me with sewing projects.
  • having known some of my best friends for 10+ years.
  • my giant 53" teddy bear, for when he's not around.
  • inside jokes and stories that we'll still be telling when we're 80.
  • headbands, fascinators, and misc. hair accessories.
  • my huge, multicultural extended family and next month's Christmas party.
  • still having the motivation to succeed, even after graduating high school right before the recession, dealing with ridiculous college tuition fee increases, and soon facing a not-so-ideal teaching job market.
  • my body. It's healthy, strong, and it looks pretty darn amazing in pants and dresses. ;)
  • life.


  1. I'm so happy that you're healthy again and have so many wonderful things in your life to be happy for. Happy holidays.

  2. Aw I'm grateful you are happy and healthy! Hot chocolate is the best :) Love the top photo - so true!


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