The past year has flown by quickly. I hate to admit it, but it has been the most stressful year I've ever had. Job searching has been this gloomy cloud hovering over me, but my prospects are getting better and hopefully I'll have some great results next week. Positivity is something I always try to keep afloat in my life and so it is only fitting to make a list of things I'm thankful for this year.
1. Family, Friends and of course my Honey :)
The most prized possessions in one's life
2. Gaining knowledge and strength through tough times
Overcoming difficult periods in your life will only make you stronger and even more prepared for other downs you have.
As I grow older, I realize more and more how important it is to never take any of your relationships for granted. Whether it's friends, family, significant others, etc. It's important to invest time and care into keeping these bonds strong. The payoff is always worth it.
4. My dog Mickey
I have gained so many hilarious and loving memories from spending time and caring for my little pomeranian.
I have not appreciated my city as much as I did this year. I realize that I have really grown quite attached to this place and would have a hard time if I ever had to leave. It doesn't mean I am not open to going other places, I've just really grown to love everything about Seattle...including the rain.
AND...Here are some random, but recent photos off my phone. Taken in the past two months. Added here just to make this post more lively
Christmas Tree 2010 (Don't remember if I already posted this pic)
My dad's little Maltese
Seattle Special Roll!!
A frequent canine customer at our favorite tea place
Delicious Bratwursts in Leavenworth
(Again I don't remember if I already posted this pic)
Accidental photo I took at the Harry Potter exhibit
Cookies and House Chocolate at Chocolati Cafe