Spring Break always gives me time to relax and think about how lucky I really am. Even though I like to think that I’m an optimist, life sometimes drags me down and makes it hard to keep such a good outlook. So I’ve decided to make a list of all the things that I’m currently grateful for… in no particular order, because I suck at ordering things.
- My family. Not just my parents and brother, but my entire extended family. They’re absolutely awesome and would do anything for me if I even asked. I luck out because I live so close to my grandma and some aunts and uncles and cousins. I really don’t know what I would do without them. My family is some of my best friends, even though we can be at each other’s throats sometimes. But they are always there to support me, even when I feel like giving up. And that’s what family is for.
- My friends. They can always make me smile, even when I feel like crap. No matter what time of day it is, somebody is always there to listen. I’m one of those people who always feels the need to vent about useless things, but I always know that somebody will lend their ear. My friends have made sacrifices for me, and I know that sometimes I’m not the greatest friend myself – but they keep on keepin’ on.
- My boyfriend. I’m extremely lucky to have found somebody who’s even nerdier than I am, though we’re nerdy in different ways. But I’m completely okay with that. With all of my health problems recently (both mental and physical), he’s been there every step of the way. Even when I feel like a piece of crap and a burden to society in general, he helps turn me around.
- My sisters-to-be. The sisters of SAI have been so wonderful and supportive of me in the last few weeks, and it makes me beyond ecstatic. I’m so glad that I’m going to be joining such an amazing group of women, and I can’t wait until I get to hang out with them even more. Joining the sisterhood is probably been one of the best choices I’ve made this year.
- My health. Even though I usually want to shoot myself in the foot because of the pain I’m in, I’m still alive. My body is still functioning and allowing me to live, and that’s all I can ask for. I’ve been in better places (physically) before, and I hope to get back there, but all of this is just a step on the road to my own health.
- My Zeebs. The other women (and men) I’ve met through Pink Zebra are absolutely amazing. I love the team that I’m on, since they’re so supportive and understanding and always answer my stupid questions. They’ve been helping me on this journey, and I hope to ramp it up in the next few weeks to prove myself. I have so many goals that I want to achieve this year with PZ, and I know that they’ll all be behind me every step of the way.
Even though it seems like a pretty generic list right now, it’s entirely true. I’m so thankful and grateful for everything I have in this life, even though it’s sometimes hard for me to remember that. When the semester starts getting crazy again, I can look back on this and realize how lucky I really am.