On Being Thankful
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On Being Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today I have a new outfit post for y’all, and I’m sharing all that I have to be so incredibly thankful for! I hope you are enjoying your holiday and time with your friends and family as much as I am!

On Being Thankful

On Reflecting

I have always loved this time of year. Thanksgiving is, and always has been, my absolute favorite holiday. An excuse to spend time with friends and family, eat amazing food, and reflect on all that I have to be thankful for? Sign me up. This year, I feel like I have more to reflect on and more to be thankful for than usual.

On Being Thankful

I won’t lie, the last year has been one of the hardest for me. It started with a hard look at my life and the path I was on during my trip to Finland last Thanksgiving, which prompted me to reevaluate a lot of things. Since then I’ve made some major changes that included moving to the West Coast. With these changes came a lot of uncertainty. At 24, I felt like an adult for the first time. And that was terrifying because, honestly, I had, and still have, no idea what I am doing. I felt like a failure in a lot of ways and felt (sometimes still feel) a little insane for deciding to completely change my career path. Twenty-four wasn’t the easiest year; we’ll just leave it at that.

On Being Thankful

But with all the changes and uncertainty came so many amazing things and so much to be thankful for. In the last year I was able to experience the trip of a lifetime with some of my best friends, where I learned so much about myself and what I want out of life. Unlike so many people I know, I got to pursue my passion, work full time on bree west, launch a successful consulting business, start a new career in a new city, and travel a ton. It may have been one of the hardest years for me, but it also gave me so many incredible memories.

On Being Thankful

Sweater // Skirt // Heels // Clutch // Earrings

On Being Thankful

I am thankful for my family, friends, and coworkers (old and new). That I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and enough left over to splurge every now and then. I am thankful that I live in a place where I feel safe and free to live a life that I choose for myself.

 My family has supported me through the last year of ups and downs, ever-changing plans and crazy ideas. I don’t know what I would have done without them this past year. I am also thankful for my amazing group of friends. I am lucky to have a group of people that I consider to be an extension of my family (which is probably why they drive me completely insane half the time). They are some of my biggest supporters while also keeping me grounded and calling me out on my nonsense. I hope y’all are blessed with people in your life that support you no matter what.

On Being Thankful

I am so ridiculously thankful for the success of this blog and all that it has become in the last two years! It has brought some of the most incredible women into my life, who I am fortunate enough to now call friends. It has become so much more than the little creative outlet it was when it started.

Most importantly, I am so incredibly thankful for y’all.

Without you the last year wouldn’t have been possible! Thank you for making my little corner of the internet a part of your daily routines, for all of the comments, Tweets, Instagram comments and emails, for standing by me through all the changes and sending me so many thoughtful well wishes.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I am so thankful for everyone who has become a part of this journey with me.

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