Happy Turkey Day! What I’m Thankful For

First off, Happy Thanksgiving! I love this time of year because we get a chance to reflect on what we’re thankful for and this couldn’t be a better time to give thanks.

I made it to Dallas last night with my pup Monroe after work. I’ve never had to go home for the holidays but I figured leaving the day before will be smoother than leaving the day of Thanksgiving. Success! Sleeping in was heaven sent and having my mom brew me a Starbucks coffee was great. Before I join my family on Thanksgiving shenanigans, I wanted to blog on the many things I’m thankful for.

This man right here, Roman, saved me. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have made the brave move to leave everything behind and move to Austin. Sometimes we can do things on our own, but when you have someone there to help you along, it makes it a little less stressful. I’m thankful for our friendship and that I have my go to person to hang out with if we just want to watch a movie at his place and get some beers and pizza on East 6th.

I’m thankful for my family, mainly my mom. She really helped me out this past month when my car got repossessed. It actually got taken on my birthday week and I know I have been barely blogging, but I was embarrassed. Especially since this is not my first repo, but then again I realized I needed something that was way cheaper so that I’m not in this situation again. She got me a car that I’ve always wanted to have if it were a Civic. A Civic Si with all the bells and whistles. It’s burnt orange and I called it Pumpkin (#Cinderbella). What a great color to have living in Austin (Hook ’em Horns!)

It’s a stick shift. I haven’t driven a stick in 3 years so it took me a little bit to get used to it. Here she is! Leather interior, it still looks new even though it’s a 2009.

I’m thankful I found my own place. I have to move close to Christmas and I’ve been looking for a few days now and I finally found something. It’s still in the works since I have to still look at it when I get back from Dallas, but I’m starting to feel good that everything is falling into place. This new place is still close to work and the best part is, no roommates! Send me good vibes that everything works out.

I’m thankful that I live in the best city – AUSTIN. You guys, if you ever move to Texas or visit, you have to come to Austin. This place is my new home and I don’t ever want to leave. Dallas is okay, but the past few months I’ve lived in Austin, I have felt such happiness that I never felt in Dallas. This place reflects everything about me and it loves me right back. There’s something magical about Austin. This place gave me a job right away when I was looking for 6 months, it gave me my friendship back with Roman, it was the place where I fell madly in love. The fact that I work in downtown is even better.

I’m thankful for my job. My job is amazing, so many great people I work with, the benefits, the fun activities we do to keep work fun, it’s seriously the best company I’ve ever worked for. It’s very challenging too but I know I’m here for a reason and I need to stick to it because the best is yet to come.

I’m happy to be back in Dallas, see my family and old friends the next 4 days and then back to ATX, my other home.

What are you thankful for loves?