Sometimes life hands you a sh*tty piece of pie, and you just got to work with what you’ve been given.
This seems to describe this time, last year, quite accurately. Though I do appreciate every good moment I experienced over the last 12 months - the latter of 2015 was kind of rocky.
I am happy to say that after a long and incredibly busy 5 months, things are looking much brighter, and I have so many people to thank for this. Friends, family, all of the puppies (obvi), but they all know who they are.
Here are a few things I am thankful for, that seldom receive any recognition. Shout out to...
My Favourite Seat on the Train
I always go for the same one. Middle level, window seat, facing forward. Many a times I have had to stand or face back-wards, which is fine, but it just makes me appreciate when my favourite seat is available even more.
Watching Jason Voorhees disembowel a naive teenager with a machete while editing together a wedding video? Yes please.
Law & Order: SVU
Thank you for giving me something to look forward to after my 14 hour days. I will never not want to be a criminal defence lawyer, but Rafael Barba, Brooklyn's District Attorney is not someone I'd want to be up against. #boss
From September to New Years Day. Judge me.
As of October 1st, we have been living in our home for an entire year. I am so grateful to not only have a roof over my head, but to have somewhere that makes me homesick when I am away. I know we wont be living at this apartment forever, but it will always have a special place in my heart.
Planning A Trip
After a year of being (pretty much) stuck in the same city, I am lucky enough to be traveling to two different countries in the next couple of months. This means a lot of planning, which pairs nicely with all of the extra work I have been piling on to afford to go. It's nice to have a moment to sit down and remember it will all be worth it.
Starbucks' Grande Americano
Don't know where I'd be without you, (sometimes) 2 times a day.
Kindness of Strangers
Although my last point hints at my ongoing Starbucks addiction, I often do seek a caffeine fix at multiple coffee shops. Yesterday, while waiting in line at a Tim Hortons, an (around) 80 year old man pointed out my shoes and told me they were "so pretty!". It made my heart smile.
Because f*ck pumpkin spice.
Obviously I am grateful for many more (meaningful) aspects of my life - but those are just a few that come to mind. What are you grateful for this year?
- L x