It all starts with Thanksgiving, I think this time of year is best spent reflecting on things you are thankful for. From the past year and years before, I love to kind of take a step back and take a look at what I’ve achieved and opportunities I’ve been given up to this point. As we spend time with loved ones and even have the opportunity to check more things off our bucket lists before the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 its nice to give thanks for everything we have.
Thanksgiving for me was spent with a small piece of my family, it wasn’t our typical Thanksgiving traditions but it was still amazing. My sister has been living in Chicago for the better part of this year and we had all prepared for this Thanksgiving to be very empty without her. But we were so lucky to have her meet us in Pennsylvania for another year of tradition. I am so thankful to have such a close knit family, a family who enjoys tradition and being with each other. So many families around the world don’t have the opportunity to all be together and I’m so grateful my sister gave up her couple days off to drive out and be with us even if it was only for a day.
Next, I have to say one of the biggest things I’m thankful for in 2016 was the courage to write this blog. It was not an easy year, and there have been so many days where I’ve sat at my computer wondering what on earth I should write about or if it’s worth continuing because I don’t know who’s going to care about my opinions. But you all and the sweet people I have had the opportunity to get to know and see grow through their own blogging journey has been so rewarding. I love being able to share my opinions, my style and a little positivity in hopes of inspiring people. I love Dollface Diaries, this is where I feel the most authentic, and I am so thankful for everyone who has been reading and for all your motivation to continue.
Finally, not only has Dollface Diaries opened a few doors for me in terms of photography opportunities to even helping friends jumpstart their own blogging journey but I’ve also been giving some opportunities to travel and to really grow as a person. This month I get to spend Christmas in southern Germany with family and I cannot be more excited. I was born in Germany and lived there until I was 3, my mom speaks so fondly of our time there and we have talked for years about going back to revisit all the places we went and we finally get to make that a reality. I am so grateful for this opportunity, an opportunity many only dream of. 2016 really has been some year and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017.
What are you most thankful for in 2016?