In a few hours it will be my birthday.
I’ve been absent from the blogosphere this week, due to the pendulum swing of my schedule. While on day shifts, I try to make up for the lack of social life while I’m working evenings. My brain has been packed, and much of what I’ve come up with to write is so snarky I don’t dare infect you with it.
So, in hopes of soothing my soul and inspiring you, I’d like to share ten things I’m thankful for–at the dawn of my 24th year.
In no particular order…
1. Strawberry the Car
This week I’ve logged a lot of miles in my magic carpet. I picked up the print edition of We are the Living from the courier (an hour and fifteen minutes away), I went to dinner with two college friends, and before the week is out, Strawberry’s little wheels will take me to my second 5K race. Since I got my own car (after 5 years of waiting) I’ve been granted a whole new level of freedom. I’m grateful for that.
2. A job that challenges me.
I’ve worked at the pharmaceutical plant for a year and a half now, and the job has yet to get easy. That’s perfect, even if it is frustrating at times (like today). As long as it keeps me learning I won’t get bored or stagnate.
3. I work in pyjamas all day!
Scrubs, actually, but they’re just as comfortable. Some people don’t like wearing a uniform, but I wouldn’t change it. They’re loose, modest, and save on laundry.
5. Autumn is coming
Now, this also means that winter is coming, which in Manitoba is a six-month affair… but let’s not think that far. I look forward to the crisp air, the falling leaves, and pumpkin everything–except those fake pumpkin syrup things every coffee shop hawks at us. Ew! Pumpkin cheesecake (sugar free, low carb) is on the birthday menu tomorrow.
The secret to healthy living, as far as I’m concerned.
7. Coworkers who are also friends.
I’ve had some excellent coworkers over the last three years, and I’m pleased to still call many of them friends. Work is so much better with them!
8. WiFi at home
Wow, what a relief to not have to drive, walk or bike to find WiFi! As a blogger, it was getting a bit ridiculous. I was single-handedly supporting every coffee shop in town, I think.
9. The Electric Donkey
Also known as my next 5K race, and what has been motivating me for the last month. I’m so excited!
10. My family
We’ve had some wonderful visits lately. Our bonfire pit has added another six inches of ash to its layers, I think. They’re the best people to hang out and drink coffee with on a Saturday evening, and I look forward to celebrating my birthday with them tomorrow. I’ll bring the cheesecake!
So tell me? What are you thankful for? Feel free to comment with your own lists.