Blogiversary

I got an email this morning saying that it was 3 years ago today that I started my blog.

THREE YEARS AGO!

Gosh, for how long it has been, my blog is nowhere near where I want it to be but I’m still here writing, and I’m committed to getting more consistent, slowly but surely.

In light of the anniversary, I can’t help but think about everything I’m grateful for.

There’s a lot of things in my life that could be a bit more stable, easier or better right now (and there always will be). But despite everything, I’m overwhelmed by how good things are.

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I’m thankful for:

The friends who have come back into my life for my LA adventure. There was a handful of people who reached out to me on facebook when I published this blog post. People who I hadn’t spoken to or seen in years and without them my transition to LA would’ve been a lot bumpier.

In fact as I write this I’m sitting next to one individual who has been a constant and unlimited source of support and guidance. Whether it’s showing me around, tagging along on my adventures, introducing me to new people/things, or listening to my endless rants and lists of dreams, this person has been there to say “hell yes, don’t settle. I’m with ya, let’s do it”

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I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made here who like me despite how crazy my life is. For the people who make it easy to be myself.

How I can do things because I want to, not because I have to impress.

The people who have taken the time to hear my story and share theirs (stay tuned for this!)

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The beauty of California all around me.

The opportunity to build courage and get better everyday.

I’m thankful for blogger friends who will mention me in their posts and will think of me despite the fact that we aren’t in the same city. Rowena, I’m so glad we met before I left NYC for good. Your blog continues to inspire me.

I’m thankful to have people who will send me these kinds of messages:

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I’m thankful for the people who are always looking out for me, like the person who clips newspaper and magazine articles and puts them in a nice envelope for me every two weeks.

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I’m equally thankful for the people who have disappointed me, for it lets me see who really “is there” for me.

I’m thankful that you’re reading this even though you don’t have to.

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I’m thankful not because it’s what “successful people do,” or it’s what we should be doing more often but because I have many reasons to be thankful. And for that I am thankful.

To many more blogiversaries ahead,

AndreaM

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