This is going to be my last gratitude list post of the year. I have a feeling I’ll do more in 2021, but I only have a few more posts to go live before I take a week off from posting. Putting together gratitude lists has been a bright spot throughout the year. Especially when I felt the worst and I didn’t think I could come up with anything, I always would and I’d always feel more positive after the exercise.
CURRENT GRATITUDE LIST
(1) VACCINES ARE HERE.
I have a pretty serious needle phobia and can faint just watching someone get a shot on television or seeing a doctor hold one up (it’s fun). But I have to say… I think the COVID vaccine may cure me of it? I’ve never been so thrilled to see someone get a shot before. I watched it on the news like it was the Super Bowl, or something. I have already heard from friends in the healthcare world who have gotten theirs or who are getting one this week. It is such a relief.
(2) AT-HOME WORKOUTS.
I think this has made every single one of my gratitude lists this year. I’m so effing grateful for wonderful streamable workouts. I miss the gym terribly– especially the community aspect of it. (And the accountability of having a class on my calendar!) But having the Peloton and working out alongside readers on the leaderboard with our hashtag (#pelotonprepsters) is honestly *so fun* and feels like being in a gym with other people minus the spread of germs, of course.
(3) SNOW DAY.
Last week’s snow day catapulted me into the holiday spirit big time!! And we’re supposed to be getting more snow today and tomorrow. I love being cozy inside with nowhere to go and then watching the dogs frolic about!! I love our town every day– but I swear it feels like a CHRISTMAS MOVIE when it snows. (The Family Stone was filmed here if you want to get a feel for how it!)
(4) PINK YETI.
This is a little bit of a fluffy thing, but when I saw Yeti had brought back the pink tumblers (and they weren’t being sold on the black market for $100), I instantly added to cart. I didn’t even think twice and let me tell you– it brings me so much joy!!!! Ace Hardware and Yeti still have them and I’ve seen them pop in and out of stock at Dick’s Sporting Goods too.
(5) NEW CAMERA.
After discovering a large sum of money in an Adsense account from when I was in college, I splurged on a new camera. While it wasn’t a “need,” I wanted a lightweight camera I could use for photos. The one I have now is fantastic for video– which is why I bought it a few years ago. It isn’t the best for photography though (the autofocus isn’t great) and I hadn’t really anticipated taking my own photos for my blog. So I purchased one with much better autofocus and so far I’m really liking it. (Not sure why I felt like I needed to justify it, but there’s the reasoning.) Will do a review once I get a little more hands on activity with it.
(6) TIME OFF.
I’m looking forward to taking time off. It’s actually just time off from the blog– I have a big deadline in January for a bigger project so I’m grateful to have some dedicated time to focus on that. November and December have been a sprint and I’m ready to ease off the gas a bit. I already feel immense relief this week as things wind down. 💆🏻♀️