A friend of mine posted this on their Facebook as a status update, and it really got me thinking about how I look at the situations in my life. I am always expecting more from myself and my life, and I never seem to be appreciative of anything I have accomplished. It always leaves me feeling unsatisfied and unhappy, but why do I do this? Why do I think so lowly of everything I have done since moving to LA?
Once I began to truly think about it, the answer was so simple. I allow myself to be this way. (and truthfully, I don't stop myself either)
So, this blog is not a New Year's resolution and this blog is not a place for my whining and complainging. This blog is where I will begin to water, fertilize, and mow my own lawn rather than gawking at the grass on the other side.
The first step is realizing how much I have to be thankful for, so here it goes:
1. My Job - I am making very decent money for simply being a receptionist for a construction company. The people I work with are extremely kind and generous, and the company itself is awlays thinking of its employees.
2. Our Apartment - Our apartment is affordable and is not a tiny studio. It is big enough to house both of us as well as my family when they come down to visit. It is in a decent part of Whittier, and is close to practically everything. But most of all, it's our home.
3. Finishing School - I am barely 21 and I have finished school in 3 years and earned my Degree. There is hardly anyone my age that has accomplished this.
4. My Family - Although they are almost 400 miles away, I am always welcomed and am always comforted with the fact that their door is always open to me. They will always answer my phone calls and texts, no matter how early in the morning or how late at night. They are the ones that got me through school and they are the ones that have supported me even when itwasn't easy for them.
5. My Car - Although she stresses me out sometimes and makes me feel as if everything is crumbling; I am very lucky to have a working car. (Especially since she is pretty good on gas as well)
This isn't everything I have to be thankful for, but it is a good start for working towards a more positive way of thinking. I know not every day will be this simple, but this blog will help me get everything out of my head... for once!