Thanksgiving is this week and what better way to start off the week than with a blog post on what I am thankful for? While there are things that EVERYONE should be thankful for each and every single day, Thanksgiving is a day where you really reflect on your year and life. That is why I am telling you 10 things I’m thankful for this year!
Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated mainly in America so me being in Bulgaria during this time makes it tough since I am not with my family. While I was raised with Bulgarian culture while in America, it was hard to not adopt some kind of American traditions – in this case, Thanksgiving.
My family is incredibly important to me and as I have gotten older, I have realized it more and more. They support me with everything I do, help me when I need it, and are always there – even when they are 5,000 miles away.
Health is something that no one should take for granted. I’m thankful for my health and my family’s health because without it, we have nothing.
3. Friends (Both Near and Far)
I don’t make friends easily, especially being an introvert. Like others, over the years I have lost and gained many friends. However, those that I have gained and those that have stuck around in some way are truly special to me.
We don’t have to talk every day to be friends – especially when you are friends with me… hahaha. I have a couple of best friends that I don’t talk to for weeks at a time and we always finish where we left off the last time. Those that I have gained over the past few years have really made an impact on my life as well.
Not everyone gets a chance to get an education and in this day and age, it can be hard to get far without it. I’m thankful for the bachelor’s education that I got 2 years ago and that I had the opportunity to have it in the first place.
Blogging has allowed me to open up through writing, become (at least a little bit) more creative, and it keeps me doing what I love. I never would have thought that writing, taking more pictures, and documenting my life in this way would lead to some sort of self-discovery, happiness, and a new level of confidence.
I am thankful for travel itself, my ability to travel, my American passport, and the fact that I was able to travel to both of my absolute favorite cities and countries this year – Florence, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.
Let’s be honest, without FaceTime or Viber, I would be depressed. I use both on a daily basis to talk to my family. It makes it super easy to communicate when you are in different countries and even though I miss my family TONS, calling them on FaceTime or Viber video makes missing them easier to deal with.
I love spending a lazy afternoon or night-in watching Netflix. You remember my favorite Netflix series, right? I’ve finished and re-watched them all at least twice and now I’m actually in the middle of a new one – Peaky Blinders. I got a late start on it, but I’m getting there!
9. The Holiday Season
Not only am I thankful for the holiday season, but the memories that have piled up in my head from these times over the years. Being with my family, traveling from Bulgaria to America just to be with my family on Christmas, playing in the snow with my sister when we were young, helping my mom think of and make the Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner menus. The memories go back.
Last be not least, I’m thankful for you. If you are reading this, and have made it this far down, I am incredibly thankful that you are supporting me by reading my blog and following along from recently or from the beginning. You, as a reader, inspire me to keep writing and creating content!
To those that celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!
What are some things that you are thankful for?