An Attitude Adjustment and Some Happy Tunes

Today, I want to share some things that I’m grateful for. Sometimes, I catch myself needing an attitude adjustment. Today – this week (it’s only Wednesday, is that bad?) is one of those times.

Being in your twenties is hard. It just is. I find myself falling into the traps most 20-somethings do. The comparison game, feeling defeated because you don’t have all the answers, feeling uncertain about what to do next, being afraid of making the wrong decision. Becoming an adult is hard!

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Birthdays are great, but man, when does this get easier? I know that talking about things you’re grateful for is always encouraged when you’re feeling – less than great? So, here’s my gratitude list.

  • I’m grateful that my life didn’t play out the way I hoped it would when I was entering my 20s and throughout my early 20s. I thought I knew exactly how it would go, but man am I glad that it didn’t.
  • I’m grateful for my willingness to take chances and risks in order to do what feels right for me and for my life.
  • I’m grateful for parents who raised me to be independent and a capable adult. I’m also grateful that they have taken my back in at various points in my life when some of those chances/risks (see above) didn’t exactly work out.
  • I’m grateful that I am able to learn from not only my mistakes, but the mistakes of others.
  • I’m grateful for my love of fitness. I actually find exercise and going to the gym and running – fun. My lack of laziness I will also attribute to my parental units.
  • I’m grateful that I know when to say “no.” This applies to so many areas of my life.
  • I’m grateful that I have finally come to a point in my life where I have great friends and have realized quality is better than quantity.
  • I’m grateful for my health. I’ve never broken a bone, never had a cavity, and avoided any major injuries. (knocks on wood)
  • I’m grateful for a husband who loves and supports me – all of me – unconditionally. I’m grateful for our ability to communicate openly and honestly, and I know that he is my number one fan.
  • I’m grateful for my career. It’s not my dream job and definitely not “where I saw myself in 5 years,” but I’ve made amazing friends and am able to support myself and my family comfortably.
  • I’m grateful for my love of travel. I haven’t traveled much, but I know that this burning desire inside me to travel will lead me to great adventures and creating wonderful memories.
  • Lastly, I’m thankful for friends and family who keep me grounded and who encourage me when I’m feeling down, who listen to me vent, who tell me when I’m being ridiculous, and offer their advice and wisdom. I couldn’t do this life alone, and I have the world’s greatest support system.

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The struggle is real, but I’m trying to practice being content and being present in the moment. When I start comparing myself, anything about myself, my job, my running, my closet – ANYTHING – that’s when the bad thoughts come in. So I will start practicing happy thoughts.

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Sorry for the sappy post. I’ll leave you with some super happy music!

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What are some things you’re grateful for?

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9 thoughts on “An Attitude Adjustment and Some Happy Tunes

  1. Wow, THANK YOU for the post. I can’t begin to point out all the similar feelings and thoughts I have on a daily basis. It’s so important to take a step back when all those negative/”not good enough” feelings and remember all the incredible things we DO have in our lives! You are definitely not alone with having “those days” (or weeks;))!! Keep up your amazing positive attitude and I will work on mine as well:)
    Also – GREAT playlist!

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