Unusually, I’ve been pretty MIA from this blog and the Twitter world this past week. In the last 9 days I only managed to publish a pre-loaded post and the Holiday Fiesta details, and that was a real struggle to make happen. It’s just been one of those week. It’s super crazy at work – I’ve got a huge event today that has been sucking away all my time and energy. As the days crept by and ModlyChic was neglected things seemed more bleak looking. I had to remake the program for tonight’s event after the printer couldn’t use the first attempt. While I was not even trying to take an outfit shot, my camera fell off my bed and now the lens won’t close. My face looks like a 14-year-old boys with all the sudden break outs. Two of my nails, which I have been trying to grow out for the event, ripped off yesterday. Sleep? What’s that. Coffee? We’re pretty much BFFs at this point. The gym? You’re kidding, right?
So, I sat in my room Thursday evening and tried to make the internet work, silently cursing the minimal signal and slowly loading page. I couldn’t remember what this week’s theme was and I dreaded the time it would take to get this up and ready for Friday. But when the page finally loaded, after I restarted the whole internet service, I felt properly chastised by the words I had written weeks before. This is the week we are supposed to talk about the things we’re grateful for. AKA Katy get over yourself and take a look at all you have. The Attitude shift was almost instantaneous. So, without further ado, my list in my particular order of what I’m thankful for at this moment in my life…
What I’m Thankful For:
- The FBFF and fashion blogging community. You guys inspire me daily.
- Group text messages with my siblings.
- The voices of Gavin DeGraw, Rob Thomas, David Nail, Dierks Bentely, David Gray, Michael Buble – they can brighten any day.
- The genuine joy in my dad’s voice when I call him.
- The unfailing generosity of my mom.
- The adorable mother my younger sister makes, and her perfect son, my godson.
- The courage my sister Emily has to start her own business.
- The love my brother Tom has for his profession and the pride he takes in it.
- The strength of character Peter has for joining the Marines and enduring bootcamp.
- The fact that Monica looks just like me when I was her age… we’re practically clones.
- The fact that Joe asked to interview me for a reporter project her has and that he couldn’t think of anyone better to interview.
- The way Sam has grown up right before my eyes.
- The continued spoiled cuteness of the youngest one!
- The holiday cards my aunt sends with only her signature. (Although I hear she send some of the other cousins money for beer!)
- Author Madeline L’Engle and her creations, which made me want to write with character and depth.
- My published book and the people who actually bothered to buy, read and review it.
- My new love for thrifting and consignment selling. It’s saved me oodles of money and made me a couple hundred bucks too.
- The Swapaholics who have helped me build a great wardrobe with swap finds and are the inspiration behind my upcoming SchoolHouseSwap in Chicago this December.
- Mass Ave. Tavern and Sunset Grill – two of my favorite places to go for a beer with friends on a Friday night.
- Living in a big city and all that entails.
- Not owning a car and only needing to use a Zipcar once so far.
- Good friends who know just when to leave a Facebook message or send a text message. (Mags – this is you!)
- Pen pals – yes, like we write legit old school letters back and forth. (Kristen, Maria, Maggie, etc…)
- My MacBook Pro – even if it is getting slower. Come to think of it, all Mac products – my iPhone and classic iPod rank up there too.
- High heels, big earrings and all things animal print.
- The ability to read.
- The desire to write.
- Asics gym shoes.
- Credit cards and learning how not to use them over the last three months.
- The gift of a never-wavering faith.
- Colored tights, aviator sunglasses and big rings.
- Fallen yellow leaves blanketing the sidewalks.
- The fact that while don’t have a lot of money, and hardly any expendable income, I’m not truly wanting for anything.
- The approaching holidays and the Christmas music I’ll listen to after Thanksgiving.
- Great haircuts from Anthony.
- Feb. 18, 2008
- My grandmother taking time to teach me how to play solitaire. And my other grandma teaching me how to play hearts and euchre, reminding me there are no friends in a game of cards.
- The winter days I spent with my dad hunting.
- Days spent at Pell Lake and exploring the rubber bridge.
- Clear starry nights and the freedom to enjoy them without fear.
- Freedom of the press and my journalism education.
- Twitter and Facebook – is it weird to be thankful for them? I have met some amazing people as a result of interactions there so it seems appropriate.
- The 59,000 words I have completed on my next young adult book.
- Family traditions – like shots of Crown Royal to celebrate any and everything.
Whoa.. I could keep going now that the wheels have started turning but I need to be up early to prep for the big day. Can’t wait to see what everyone else is thankful for. Leave a comment and tell me the most original-to-you thing that you are thankful for.
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