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I feel like every now and then it’s nice to just have a little sit, and think about all the things that make you happy. Everything in the world seems to be so negative at the moment so I think I want to try and spread a little bit of positivity, mostly for myself, but I hope this inspires some of you to think of all the things you’re grateful for, no matter how small, because it can make all the difference to your outlook on life.

I am, of course, extremely grateful that my boyfriend, Max, has put up with me for so long. I know I’m not the easiest person to be around most of the time, and my moods can change at the drop of a hat, but nobody can cheer me up like he can. He doesn’t even need to do anything, just him being around can usually make me significantly happier. He’s been nothing but supportive of my blog and my aspirations and encourages me to try at whatever I want to. He’s there to celebrate when I succeed and he’s there to comfort me when I don’t. I definitely don’t show my appreciation for him enough, but I hope this little paragraph on a little blog in the corner of the internet is enough to show that I really love him. If he ever even reads this without me sending him the link. (Can you feel the eye roll?)

The people I am most thankful for are my blog friends. I honestly cannot thank them enough for their continuous support and love when things get tough. They never judge me, they’re always there with advice and they make me the best version of myself. There’s too many to name (you can find most of them HERE) but I hope you all know who you are. Especially you Katie. If I’m ever upset or struggling with motivation or literally anything at all, I can drop any of my girls a message and they help more than I think they know. So thank you all so much – even the people who just message me on Twitter saying they hope I’m okay, you help so much. I’m so thankful for this blog and the people I’ve met through it, I can’t imagine my life without them.

My family have been equally as supportive of me with almost every decision I’ve made in my life thus far. They completely supported me when I decided not to go to university, which I’m insanely thankful for because I know some families are adamant that their children go on to study in further education, but mine helped me find an alternative. They help me with job applications, cover letters, and they keep me thinking positively. They always have those clich√© sayings like “there’s no problem that can’t be solved” which I have no doubt I’ll repeat to my own children because I’ve already started saying it to Max. I really think I would’ve given up looking for a job by now if it weren’t for my parents constant encouragement and support.

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Some of the smaller things I’m thankful for are my car and my job. I love my little car, even though it’s not crazy fancy, and I love having complete freedom to just blast around everywhere and not have to rely on my parents for lifts. My job is a sore spot right now, because I think everyone knows how much I hate it, but I can appreciate that I need money and it’s good money that I earn there. The money allows me to buy myself things I want and go on holidays, so although I hate it, I’m grateful that I have a somewhat steady pay-check.

Finally, I am the most thankful for this blog. When I started it, I had no idea how many friends I would make and how many opportunities I would have. It was, and still is, a massive hobby of mine. I love creating content and I love reaching out to people and knowing I’ve made them happy or they’ve found something they love through my blog. My writing and photography skills have massively benefitted from regular blogging and I’ve even had a few job interviews because I put my blog on my CV. I can’t even explain how grateful I am for the support I’ve had from all areas in my life. I remember being so afraid to tell people I know about my blog but I’ve had nothing but love and support; proving that you don’t need to be afraid. People that don’t support you aren’t worth a second look.

Well, that was a bit gushy. But I feel better even having written it and I know that if I’m ever feeling a bit gloomy, I can just look back on this and try to appreciate some of the good things that I have.

What are you grateful for?


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