It’s Thanksgiving, which is really great for bloggers like me because it means we don’t have to come up with any original ideas this week. Instead we get to write posts about what we’re thankful for.
So here’s mine.
This year I am thankful for:
- paying off my student loans. I still don’t feel that different, but now all the money I save will be going toward my future, and not my past.
- family and friends who have supported me throughout my goal and continue to support this blog and everything I hope to do with it.
- readers who don’t know me and who have commented, shared and liked my posts. I just hope I can provide enough insight to make it worth it.
- my fiance, who is always helping me appreciate what I have and reminding me to relax.
- my dog, who is mostly healthy and by far the best snuggle buddy I could’ve asked for.
Thanksgiving is a great time because I spend so much of the year thinking about what I don’t have: a high salary, fully-funded retirement account, and a raincoat with pockets. But it’s also important to step back and remember that on the whole, I am much luckier than most people and so should be more grateful for all I have. Sometimes when I get stressed about money, I think about my favorite holiday movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and what Clarence writes in the copy of “Tom Sawyer” that he gives George Bailey – “No man is a failure who has friends.” So maybe that’s enough for me to be grateful.
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.