Things I’m Grateful For!

It’s that time again! The last few weeks have been very up and down for me, so I feel like this is one of those times that writing a post like this will really do me some good!

First up, I’m grateful to finally have a therapist! I’ve been trying for forever to get therapy, and I finally am getting some! It’s pretty tough, but I really trust my therapist so I’m just doing my best to be totally honest and open, and already feel so much better for it. It’s going to be a journey I’m sure, but it’s one I’ve been waiting for, and I feel so ready to just get over some of all the shit I’ve kept with me for so long!

Next, I’m so grateful to have my cats. Five is… kind of a lot, I won’t lie, but I love them all so much, and is there anything better than sitting on the couch literally surrounded by cats?! They’re all such great cats, I mean, I’m covered in scratches and bite marks, and my couch has a good bit of its insides on the outsides, but they’re so sweet, and they seem to try so hard to be good little babies that I can’t really get mad at them the few times they slip up.

As always, I’m grateful for my job, perhaps now more than ever. I say that because it’s stressful right now, like I’ve never been this stressed out by any job or personal issue or anything ever in my life, and I still love it. Even when I’m coming in knowing we have a bunch of stuff that’s gonna mean I have to work really hard and swallow down my anxiety, there’s no where else I’d rather be spending my time.

Some things in these posts are clearly just going to be a constant, because I’m super grateful to have Rich too. Especially in the last few weeks while I’ve been so stressed, I’m so grateful to have someone that I know has always got my back. He offers me so much love and support and makes me laugh like no one else can, I’m so glad I have him in my life and I’m so grateful to have him love me as much as I love him.

To mix things up though, I’m also currently feeling really grateful to not be in any pain. I lift quite a lot of heavy stuff in work, and I’ve been getting a pain in my wrist, which obviously gets worse when I play guitar, and I was also getting mild back pain from my dodgy bed. The bed has been replaced, and the back pain is gone! The wrist pain is a little more intermittent, but I’ve been trying to look after myself, and it doesn’t currently hurt!

I suppose the off shoot from there is also that I’m really grateful to have the time (more or less!), resources, and though to practice self care and make sure I’m looking after myself. Sure, it’s great having a boyfriend who will cook me tea and start me a bath, but I gotta show myself I love me sometimes too!

I’d love to hear about what you’re grateful for in the comments!

-Dana


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