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What I’m Thankful for This Year

What I’m Thankful for This Year

This past year has been an amazing, crazy, and life changing year. I thought I’d share a few things I’m thankful for this year on Black Friday to remind everyone of the reason behind Thanksgiving and to give you all a little insight into some more personal aspects of my life.

What are you thankful for this year?


This guy hates sappy posts and I already talk about him enough, so I’ll keep this short. He has been there for everything for the last two and a half years, and this year he asked me to marry him- now he is stuck with me for life!


I’m thankful for my family, for also supporting me throughout the year from helping me buy a new car to welcoming Matt into the family with open arms to giving me the opportunity for a new career.

I’m also thankful for Matt’s family who has now become my family. I can’t wait for Christmas to meet all the extended family (I apologize in advance for not being able to remember anyone’s name).


This year has been a transition year for a lot of things: cars, jobs, relationship statuses, and also friends. I’ve ‘broken up’ with some friends that were bringing me down and I’ve focused on other friendships that brighten my days up. I’m so thankful for the good friendships I have now and looked forward for more adventures with all of them.



This year, Matt and I have been able to travel to Italy, Mexico, Denver, Minneapolis, Maui, and are currently in London. I never want to take travel for granted, it is an amazing gift to be able to travel the world!

Quitting My Job

My degree is in Athletic Training and that’s what brought me out to Washington after college. But this fall, I decided that I need a change. I was constantly negative, always tired, physically unhealthy, and didn’t have time for the things I really wanted to do.  I literally fell asleep in yoga class once because I was so exhausted. Thanks to the support of Matt and my family, I was able to quit my full-time job as an athletic trainer and now work part time as an athletic trainer filing in at tournaments and on Saturdays to help give other athletic trainer’s a break, so they can have time for themselves.

I now work with my Dad as a travel agent, which is amazing. Not only has it brought my Dad and I closer, but I love being able to help people travel and share travel knowledge I have with others. It also allows me some flexibility to travel the world and maintain a normal workday schedule (off by 6pm every night? It’s the dream for every athletic trainer).

Starting this Blog

And finally, I’m thankful for the chance to start this blog and I’m thankful for you reading it! It has been the best hobby I’ve ever picked up, even though it is a ton of work! (Never believe anyone who says blogging is easy)

If you are reading this, leave me a comment saying something you are thankful for!

Also, feel free to leave feedback or just say hi. I love hearing from you!


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