Jess Hillard (jackalopejess) wrote,
Jess Hillard

Thanksgiving 2012

I told myself I'd document the things I'm thankful for this year and here I am doing it. This year I'm thankful for:

My Family: as always. My whole family came over to our apartment for dinner, which we cleaned up and decorated real nice. It was the first time my dad has seen the place since Sam and I moved here, and he told us it was nice. Too bad he forgot his inhaler and was getting itchy from the bunny. D= I'm also thankful for:

Sam: He's a really sweet guy and I love him to pieces. I'm so happy to have him in my life! He keeps me up when I'm feeling down, he appreciates everything I do for him, and without him I wouldn't have this opportunity to live on my own. I'm very thankful to have such a good friend and lover, and I hope we stay together for a long time.

The Book: Y'know, the children's book I just finished? It wasn't a super-high paying gig, but the income from it is allowing me to venture into new business projects and purchase a more fuel-efficient vehicle. As an added bonus I can now say I'm a published illustrator, which will help lead to even more gigs! I'm very thankful to have had this opportunity, it's been a great experience in hard work and perseverance. And Photoshop.

A Job that isn't Terrible: My new job at Domino's is pretty boss. I get just enough hours without it being too many, my co-workers are nice, my managers aren't dicks and the work is super easy. I'm planning on staying here until I either move or make enough from self-employment to not need the job anymore.

General Well-Being: Some days I feel a bit down, and that's okay. But then I stop and think about all the good things about my life. I have a supportive family, a loving boyfriend, a roof over our heads that we support, a job, a business that's gradually expanding, and a good head on my shoulders. I'm in good health, and have health insurance for when I'm not. I'm not exactly where I want to be in life, but I'm moving in the right direction and know I'll be there soon.

I hope all of you had a happy Thanksgiving. Or Thursday if you're outside of the US. Be well.
Tags: holiday, thanksgiving

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