While Thanksgiving is approaching, lately I’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude for my life I just can’t hold back until Turkey Day. Bear with me. I simply have to say thank you.
2013 has been, without a doubt, the best year of my life. My mother was recently married to a wonderful man I know will treat her the way she deserves for the rest of her days. My family moved to a beautiful new home with a gorgeous pond in the backyard and the kind of natural light that makes you look forward to early mornings.
This year, I have faced many of my internal demons and come out stronger than ever. I have learned to accept myself in a way I never thought possible, and I can honestly say my self-esteem is the highest it has ever been.
I’ve found my passion in ASL and I look forward to the day it upgrades from my class schedule to my career. My life is full of wonderful people I know I can count on, from coworkers to my closest friends. I am grateful for each one of you. I have a stable job I’ve held for years and, in this economy, that’s no small thing.
And last but not least, I’ve finally found someone who appreciates and respects me. The relationship I’m in now is by far one of the best I’ve ever had. He knows who he is, and he’s wonderful. From our Skype dates to late-night Chipotle runs, there’s no one else I’d rather be with.
I am truly grateful for all the wonderful experiences I’m lucky enough to be living right now. I’ve been saying recently I wish I had a pause button so I could stop my life right like it is now. But why would I want to do that with a future that’s looking so bright?