Today is Thanksgiving. Like most people, my mind is filled with all that I’m grateful for in my life. I used to be bothered by the fact that I didn’t have a big, loving family. Now I’ve created my own and I’ll spend the day with some of the people I have grown closest to.
They are my family.
I recently left my job and took another one. I’ll be honest—it has me a bit off kilter. My routine is shot, and where I knew what to expect in my day-to-day, I now have no idea what my days will look like. It’s disconcerting. It’s exciting.
I chose a chance at enjoyment over frustration, growth over boredom. Though my work is no longer such a central part of my life, I decided that some learning and a chance at enjoyment was more important to me than the stability and flexibility I had in my last job. I considered what was important to me and I chose me.
I’m also giving thought to my life—what my priorities are, to see how they have changed, and what my goals are for the next year and five years. Maybe I’ve been working in business for too long that I take such a methodical approach, but it fits who I am now.
I’m grateful for the confidence to choose me, and what I value, and I’m grateful that I can. I’m grateful that when I decide I want something in my life it seems to appear, as if my magic. I’m grateful that I no longer question it, but instead, enjoy it as a reflection of where I am now. I am grateful that I am learning to live in the moment and am no longer driven by the past, but instead by my clarity as to what I want and what will make me happy.
I look to the future with excitement. I know the hardest times of my life are behind me, and provide a solid foundation for continued growth and happiness. I choose to be happy.
I have enjoyed writing this blog, first weekly and then every other week. I love writing and this provided accountability for my taking the time to do that. It now feels a bit too structured, so I’m going to write when I feel like writing and will post when I have something to share. I appreciate the feedback over the years and the encouragement. What started as a fun project for myself turned into a network of support, where people shared their experiences and I’m grateful for that as well.