I don’t usually get TOO personal, but I’m feeling particularly grateful today, and I just wanted to share.

I love my life. I really do.

Right now, there are several little things that I’d like to change about my life (managing my time better, focusing more on the people in my life rather than just the organizations/causes/projects, better management of my finances, etc.) but, overall, I love it.

I have awesome friends, family and co-workers. I have a lovely apartment in a nice, safe neighborhood. I eat yummy food every day and have nice, hot showers every morning (except when I’m lazy).

I work for two kick-ass organizations that I’m passionate about. It makes me feel like I have a purpose and that every little (sometimes not-so-little) thing I do has an impact. I’m learning new things all the time, and not just practical skills that I get to apply to other areas of my life, but things about myself and my own talents that I wouldn’t get to tap into otherwise. Props to The Women’s Mosaic, Kristina in particular, for really letting me explore myself and basically do whatever I want with full confidence.

I have a space where I can voice my opinion, which is something I’ve always needed (you wouldn’t believe how much). And I have also started getting into other spaces where my opinion is not only counted, but regularly welcomed. Props to the feminist blogosphere for that, especially The Feminist Underground, Feminocracy, Womanist Musings, and so on.

I have friends that I wouldn’t trade for the world. Really. Sometimes they’re a bit crazy and we don’t see eye to eye. But I love them. They’ve helped shape who I am today and have always accepted me, no matter how little time I have to spend with them (and it really isn’t much time at all)! Props to Amy (who just got engaged and it makes me too, too happy to see her so happy), J & Bink.

I have an amazing man in my life. We’re perfectly imperfect—and by that I don’t mean problem-free. We argue all the time, but mostly because we push each other to be better people and constantly make each other look at the other side of a story. He takes care of me and is not afraid to let me take care of him. Props to my guy. =)

Be grateful. Try to remind yourself of why you’re here and why you’re doing what you’re doing. If it feels completely wrong, try something else. But, above all, be grateful.


At Wed Aug 06, 11:46:00 AM Habladora said...

Hey, we're grateful for you too!


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