Five months today. Five months is kind of a silly month-iversary to mention, perhaps. And I wouldn't have even realized it, probably, except that my darling husband planned a little escape for us this weekend... something along the lines of wine-tasting and hiking, is what he's told me thus far. But I don't know where we're going, or any of the details. It should be interesting :)
So, in honor of the first 5 months.. and in celebration of Thanksgiving this month, here are five things I'm grateful for...
01...a loving and supportive husband. He really truly wants me to be happy, successful, whole and fulfilled, and works to do whatever he can to provide opportunities for me to be exactly those things.
02...work. For me and for the boy. I try to abstain from complaining about work related issues here, and for the most part I think I do a pretty good job. I really appreciate that I have a steady salary and a workplace that I feel valued and secure. And James feels so confident about the new career path he's chosen. It's really amazing to look at how far he's come in just a matter of months. I am more proud of him than he probably knows.
03...friends and family. It's been hard at times to be far away from our close friends and family. But, thank goodness for technology, and that they are understanding and love us even though we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. We're also lucky to have a great circle of extended family nearby that have been a great support, and great friends, to us. We are realizing more and more the value of community, and I'm grateful to have such a wonderful group of people at the foundation.
04...the creative bug. It's coming back, and it feels good this time. I have a makeshift studio sprawled out all over our dining room table at the moment, and I'm finding inspiration in unlikely places and exploring some new ideas, just for fun.
05...possibility. It's always been one of my favorite words. And while sometimes it feels overwhelming, it's a gift to have options, and a privilege to make decisions. And we're in the perfect spot to really examine them all, make goals, and start working towards them, together. Cheers to that. xo