Gratefulness Challenge Day 17

Well yesterday was definitely not how I had planned it to be. Sunday is always the day where I start to look at the week ahead and realize how much there is to get done. Suddenly all those chunks of free time I thought I’d have started to swell with too many things to do. Its hard to fit it all in. Therefore today’s Gratefulness Challenge post has naturally themed itself “How to get it all done.”

1. The unexpected: I am a planner by nature. I like being organized and knowing where I’m going and what I’m doing. In the last year though I have slightly changed my perspective on the future.

When I graduated last April the most common question I would get was “So what’s your plan?” to which I started answering, “I don’t have one.” I wasn’t saying this to be smug, and it wasn’t that I didn’t have goals or dreams I was just tired of always knowing exactly what was going to happen in my life. I had spent 22 years knowing precisely what the months ahead would look like and that way of moving through life didn’t seem appropriate anymore.

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Gratefulness Challenge Day 8

Yesterday was a day filled with talking. Specifically to some of the people that I hold nearest and dearest to my heart. These interactions were the inspiration for the 3 things I chose to write about today for my Gratefulness Challenge. There is no better inspiration for anything in life than the people you care about the most.

1. Timeless friendships: In my life I have lived in eight different homes, three different cities and have friends living all over the world. On top of that I also live a fairly busy life and tend to be friends with people with similarly busy schedules. It’s hard to find time to keep as in touch with people as I would like and though I do my best sometimes our meetings are spread far apart throughout the year.

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