I have to work on thanksgiving this year, and its really been bumming me out. no turkey, no mashed potatoes, no stuffing (my absolute favorite part), no sweet potatoes, no pie. I'd be willing to bet that if you've talked to me for more than fifteen minutes in the past few days, I've brought up my no thanksgiving at least once--like I said, I've been a bit down. but hopefully that will all stop today.
today is my first day on night shift at my job. I'm a little scared, sad for the things I'll miss out on during the week (like climbing, my favorite shows, making dinner.......ok, this is supposed to be positive!), and probably more than a little nervous. but as I'm getting ready for work today, it crosses my mind that I should be happy I have a job in the first place, regardless of the hours.
I've realized that I have a lot to be thankful for, and even though I won't get to gorge myself on way too many carbs to show my appreciation for them, there's no reason why I can't still celebrate. so, in an attempt to become more positive (a huge feat, some would say), I'm going to reflect on something I'm thankful for each day this month.
today I'm thankful to have a job. one that will allow me to create some financial stability for myself, to hopefully work towards more goals in the future. that is what I'm thankful for.