It has been far too long since I took the time to write something for myself. I am currently coming to the end of week 11 in my second to last semester at Sac State. 15 units, two jobs, a 7 month old puppy, and trying to hold it all together mentally. All aboard the struggle bus? Life is overwhelming right now, but with Thanksgiving around the corner, I just wanted to take a moment and express gratitude for all the wonderful people that I have in my life.
I have an amazing support team. First of all, my mom. It’s hilarious because everyone says that their relationships with their parents get better after they move out and that couldn’t be more true with us. We talk every day and I literally harass her if she doesn’t text me back. Talk about role reversal… HAH. My dad is pretty rad too. College is 100% working through technology issues on your own, luckily I have a genius on speed dial. My boyfriend Michael is pretty dang amazing, putting up with my number of mental breakdowns throughout the semester… still have yet to make you the “thanks for putting up with me cake”. Thankful for you. Also super thankful for my roommate Drew that puts up with my rants that probably don’t make sense half of the time but it’s nice to have someone to listen when the going gets really effing stressful. All my friends and family have this awesome unconditional love and support and it’s a huge motivating factor to better my life and work hard to reach my goals. So thank you times a million. May you live to be a thousand.
For those of you that don’t know, Murphie came into my life in April. This photo was taken shortly after we brought her home. Typically every week she commutes with me from Sacramento to Columbia. She is now almost 8 months old! Murphie’s mom was a blue heeler, and her dad was a red heeler so she’s split right down the middle. Crazy to believe that time has just flown by that fast. We should probably change her name to Princess Murphie because she is the most spoiled creature EVER… yes I’m guilty! She’s an excellent companion and she’s great to snuggle with when she feels like gracing me with that privilege.
I’ve really just come to the conclusion that life is too short to fuss over the little things. I bitch and complain but at the end of the day, I have nothing to complain about. I have a roof over my head, food, family, education, etc. None of us know how long we have on this Earth, and I’ve been so pessimistic lately. I want to consistently practice gratitude, not just because I feel obligated too. There are so many things to be grateful for. Shit happens, no one is perfect, and I don’t want to lose someone I love again regretting that I didn’t make more of an effort to show them how much I really care. As for this blog, I kind of have a project that I’m currently working on but have zero time to commit to. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading! Not that you care but now you know!
PS, literally have this song on repeat on Spotify because it’s so applicable to life right now