A couple of weeks ago, Jay wrote a post about things he’s grateful for. I think it’s always good to stop and appreciate the best bits in life, so I decided to make my own list.
If you follow me on any social media, you’ll likely have seen posts about some of the many ways Neal is utterly adorable and supports me endlessly, both when it comes to blogging and other areas of life. Every day when I wake up, I feel grateful for him. He’s kind, caring and just generally wonderful. As far as my choices in men go, I haven’t done very well in the past, but I know I’ve finally got it right this time.
2. My family
There’s more of us than there used to be, but in this instance, I’m referring to my immediate family. My mum, dad, brother and sister are four of the most incredible people I know. There’s a saying which is “home isn’t a place, it’s a person” and in my case, it’s four people. I never feel more comfortable or safe than when I’m around these guys. They know exactly how to make me laugh, love me unconditionally and are always there to cheer me on.
My ridiculously cute bundle of fur. One of the main reasons I’m grateful for Juno is that she’s my little companion. Since starting on my journey to become a full time blogger, I spend a lot of time at home, alone, while Neal is at work. Having my pretty kitty as company feels really nice! Now I’ve moved my desk next to the window, she loves sitting on the window sill while I type away and it’s blissful. There’s more about her (along with cute pictures) here.
4. The blogging community
Although I wrote about the ugly side of blogging last week, it doesn’t take away from the overall feeling of love I have for my fellow bloggers. I’m grateful for the people blogging has helped me to connect with. I also have a lot of respect for other members of this community. Everyone works really hard on their own blogs and it’s inspiring to see.
5. My counsellor
Having a counsellor enabled me to dig up parts of my past, face them and let them go. I’m grateful for her patience, understanding and compassion. Speaking to her has been key to my mental health improving in the ways it has.
6. The fact it’s August
July was a great month for me, but August promises to be even better. At the end of this month, my mum, dad, sister, uncle and two nieces are coming to visit Aberdeen. We are all going to stay in a lodge which has a hot tub. We’ve had this booked for months, and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since it was confirmed. I can’t wait to see them and make some amazing memories together!