counting my blessings

Happy Thanksgiving from four floors up!


I am feeling so very thankful this week for my friends, family, and especially, sleep! There’s nothing better than sleeping in on a weekday morning.


In spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to be reflecting on some of the things that I am most thankful for in this post. I challenge you to do the same, and continue to count your blessings at the end of each and every day.


thankful and grateful journal


Family & Friends

Catching up with my family and friends was one of the things that I was most excited for and looking forward to during break. I am so thankful and grateful to be able to reconnect with friends and family and share some of my most memorable moments from college.


My Home

I love everything about my house and it is one of the things that I missed most at college. My mom’s décor and aesthetics have definitely influenced my style and vision in design! Even though I have created my own personal space in my dorm room at college, there is something about home that cannot be replicated.

thankful and grateful journal


Familiar Roads, Spaces, & Faces

Similar to my house, I missed the familiarity of my town, Catonsville, and the main roads and hangouts that I used to frequent at. I was so happy to spend a portion of my break at Atwater’s Café, a quaint and comfortable café near my house. I spent the day here with some of my closest high school friends, reflecting on the highs and lows of college life thus far. We all agreed that while we love the new experiences of college, we miss the familiar faces and spaces that we have known throughout our lives in our small town of Catonsville.

atwater's cafe

atwater's cafe soup and bread


Home Cooking

Don’t get me wrong, I love my college dining hall, but nothing compares to my mom’s cooking. This Thanksgiving I am feeling even more grateful for the meal that my mom will be preparing!

selfie with mom

laughing selfie with mom


Car Rides

After not driving for three months, the feeling of driving behind the wheel can be liberating and bring back a sense of freedom. I love driving with my friends, blasting music, and screaming the lyrics to our favorite songs.



With 8ams, this break allowed me to catch up on some much needed sleep. A good night’s sleep is vital for your health and helps you conquer the day. I know that I already feel refreshed from this break and the great sleep that I have gotten over the past few days.


Classic Movies

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the classic holiday movies that come with the season. I love curling up on the couch with some hot tea and a blanket and watching one of my favorite movies, such as White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, or It’s a Wonderful Life.


Of course I am thankful for many other things, but these are just some of my blessings that I wanted to share with you all. I am feeling especially grateful for one of my mom’s creations – her special granola, yogurt, blueberry, honey, & coconut bowl. I definitely missed this at college.

yogurt, granola, blueberry, honey, and coconut bowl

Let me know in the comments below what you are most thankful for today and every day.




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