Things I’m Grateful For!

It’s been about a month since my last post like this, so now seems like a good time to bring it round again! So far 2020 has been good for me, and that leaves me with a fair bit to be grateful for. Let’s get into it!

First, like so many times before, I’m super grateful to have a boyfriend like Rich. We’ve both grown and changed so much since we got together in 2013, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to grow together, in the same direction, rather than growing apart.

We start every day together, and end most of them together, and he’s the only person I’ve never gotten sick of. I’m so grateful to have a boyfriend who’s funny, caring and interesting, the support and advice he offers me on the daily is immense!

Moving on from that soppy mess to another, I’m really grateful to have the friends I have. I don’t have many, but I do have the best. My very best friend came to visit me recently, we’re normally long distance friends, and having her here was just amazing. I’m so grateful to have a friend like her who puts the effort into seeing me, and who I’m 100% comfortable around despite having met a handful of times in real life.

I’m grateful for myself too, not something I usually include in these. I learnt and grew so much last year, and this year I’ve been able to put it all in practice to improve myself and my life. I’m the most productive, confident and happy I’ve ever been, and that’s all on me! It’s taken a lot of time, work and tears, and I’m sure it’s going to continue taking those things, but I’ve really pulled myself out of a bad place, and I think it’s only right I be grateful to myself for doing that.

That was a bit too happy, so for this next point let’s just kill the mood. I’m grateful that I’m in a position where I can look into helping others. I’m really lucky to live in Liverpool, where the community tries to help each other, but also unlucky because there are so many people here who are homeless or otherwise having issues they need help with. Of course I’d much prefer that everyone was okay and had a home, enough to eat etc., but they don’t, and though I don’t have the money to fix those big issues, I am in a position where I have time to volunteer.

So I’m grateful I have the time and energy to try to help make life a bit easier for other people. I haven’t gotten there just yet, because it’s hard to know where to start, but I’ve worked my way through this list from Danielle over at The Breakfast Club Blog, and I’m gonna be getting involved ASAP.

Finally, to bring the mood back up a bit, I’m really grateful to the readers I have! It’s only really this year that I’ve noticed you guys reading, liking and commenting on my posts. I think when you see people with 100’s of comments and likes it can be easy to look at mine and go ‘oh, it’s only three likes’, and yeah it normally is only three of you, but that’s three of you!!! Three different people that have taken time out of their day to read what I wrote and give it a like or comment, that’s so cool!

So thank you, thank you for reading my blog at all, and extra thank you if you’ve ever liked or commented. I’m a nervous, awkward type of person that rarely replies to comments because I shit myself a bit over talking to people, but I see the usernames that pop up again and again and I really am so grateful to have people reading, and hopefully enjoying, this odd little mess of my blog.

If you’ve ever read my blog before, if you come back every now and again to see what’s going on, whatever connection it is, tell me something about yourself in the comments! You all read me talk so much about myself and my life, I want to hear about the few of you that have been sticking around with me!

-Dana


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