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thanksgiving week | I'm thankful for

I’m all for being thankful year-round, but sometimes I need an in-my-face reminder to stop and be thankful.

Cue: Thanksgiving Week.

Thanksgiving Week 01 | I'm Thankful For | ashleyjoanna.com

Life is really different this year, in all the best and most terrifying ways, and my response to all this change is holding hard onto things that I’m thankful for:

MY PEOPLE
Family, friends, and Apple Guy make up my tribe of people who care about more than just themselves. They teach me, encourage me, and don’t call me crazy when I do life-changing things. They’ll be hearing their names out loud when I win an Academy Award some day. No, make that a Tony.

FOOD
If you know anything about me, it’s that I love food. I love that it nourishes our bodies, it brings us together, it can be a major creative outlet, and it can taste darn delicious. Also, nothing says comfort food like a blue box of mac & cheese.

WORK
Since I was a Freshman in college I have not been without a job and for that I am extremely thankful. Each job I’ve had has taught me something about a craft, working with others and myself. As I’m creating my own career for myself now (in the small business planning stages) I’m prayerful that my work would always be purposeful & fruitful.  

CREATIVE PEOPLE
These people are also my people. They listen to my undeveloped ideas, talk shop, open up their back-of-house to let me in, and encourage me to be the Boss Lady I know I can be. Without them I would have never started blogging 6 years ago, attended creative workshops, or owned my creative tendencies.

FAITH
Knowing that Grace is sufficient is exactly what matters and I pray that my life reflects this simple truth

WOZ
OH THE JOY OF THIS GIRL. She’s the best. End of story.