Today I am linking up with Katie Elizabeth, Carly, Mia, Kristal for their Thankful Thursdays. It’s a link up I’ve always wanted to do but I somehow always forget when it comes to Thursday. This week on my little bloggy calendar, I wrote in permanent marker and kept a list. It also helps that I am in this very transitional time in my life where even the smallest thing makes me want to curl up with gratitude AND I’ve been consistently doing #100happydays on Instagram. More to come on that next week.
I am so unbelievably thankful for the support I received about my big announcement and the next adventure. People here, on Facebook, on Instagram, on Twitter, people I am not even super close with, people I lost touch with…have all been so supportive. Also, the ball is already beginning to roll in some directions which just affirms for me (and isn’t it nice to have affirmation on such big decisions?) that this is the right decision. I don’t know if I will ever finish packing but…
I sold my first item on Craig’s List and it was picked up yesterday. Goodbye beautiful teal and white chair I never once sat on! Hello one less thing for me to move! (Also, if I don’t post on Friday, that means I was stolen by this person on Craig’s List and you should probably contact the authorities but I am being safe and so I am already thankful for this person because they bartered well! Completely off topic, but I am convinced most people do not know how to barter well and I might need to teach a class on it. Obviously my nonna would be the professor and I would be the TA but still.)
I finished packing my books which was my first hurdle. All that rests on my bookshelves now is some knick knacks. It could look sad but it doesn’t. You know what it looks like? Progress. (That picture is nowhere near how full of books my book cases ended up. Nowhere near…)
I started a new eating plan. It’s basically very low carb, no sugar, high protein. I feel so good and…I’ve lost three pounds in three days. I know that seems like a lie but nope…I’ve been writing that weight down every day. If you read my announcement, you know that I allowed stress to take over all areas of my health. This isn’t about bikini season for me; it’s about owning what I put into my body.
Finally, I am so thankful to be doing two giveaways with two groups of ladies. Originally, they wouldn’t have been happening the same week, but things change and we must be flexible. Plus one of my favorite things do is give gifts. Not for the monetary value but because it gives me joy to see someone open a box or win a giveaway. So you should definitely enter!