Today has been really crazy and chaotic so because of that I thought I would write a quick post to really focus on what I'm thankful for these days. I thought this link by Felicity was really cute so I'm doing it today!!
I am thankful for...
1. My family: They have really helped me out and supported me during this "summer of change" as I like to call it. My cousin took me in to live with her (rent free) to find myself back in Charlotte and to really get my groove back down here. Not that groove lol but more about starting a new chapter in my life. My parents have also been really supportive and even though they thought I was nuts for leaving a job and life in Orlando they can actually see the happiness that has come back since I moved.
In more somber news I am truly thankful that my grandparents are still with me. My grandfather had serious heart surgery last month and has been recovering and battling complications since June. I have tried not to write about it but it has really put me in a mindset to really appreciate my family and get closer to them and do better. I am visiting him in a couple weeks and I have heard over the last few days that he is starting to get back to his old talkative self so I hope this keeps up. The idea of losing him really hit me hard and I'm not ready to let go yet. I think i will have to do a post about my awesome Caribbean family soon :)
(just a small portion of my awesome family on my college graduation day!)
2. My friends: Moving back up to NC has let me be around my best friends from college again. We are all in very different places in our lives but when we are together it is just pure fun and enjoyment. I missed these ladies so much when I was away but it nice to know that coming back into town has not stopped our love of each others company. The only thing that has stopped is our ridiculous night events and hangovers and dance parties. They have calmed down quite a bit but since my birthday is coming up in October I think that may be the time to relive the good ol' days ;)
3. Having a part time job: Point blank. I was lucky to be able to find a job when I first got to NC but now it has really picked up so I'm getting decent hours and can still pay the bills that I still have. Gas in my tank is always a plus! Its still difficult because with a shopping habit as bad as mine I am quick to spend all my money on some shoes and eat Ramen for 2 weeks until the next paycheck. But the shoes I buy are always awesome and I look good on that couch rocking them! lol But yes I do hope that a full-time presents itself and gives me a chance to truly save money. 2013 I WILL be in my own place. I have to speak it into existence!!
4. Chicken Marsala. I have realized that this is my new favorite dish. My cousin cooked it last night and I have literally had 3 helpings!!! I am determined to make it in my own place and I will even spruce it up and make it my own but for now my cousin's cooking is the bomb.com. I didn't get a pic for obvious reasons!!
Have a great Tuesday!