I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22….
Hello lovelies! So today is in fact my birthday (YAY!) and I’m turning 22, which is beyond exciting for me. As you may know, last year I wrote a birthday post titled “21 Lessons I’ve Learned By 21” (you can find it here!). Today I wanted to keep this tradition going by sharing 22 things I’m grateful for in my 22 years of life. I hope you enjoy and have an amazing day!
1. Endless support from others
The #1 thing I am grateful for is just how much support and guidance I have found in my lifetime. My family, friends, professors, etc, have all been incredible resources for me and have always pushed me to be a better version of myself, envision my future, and make that future a reality.
2. Going to UW
Having the ability to get an education and go to UW-Madison, one of the best universities in the country, makes me feel incredibly grateful. UW has changed me and made me a stronger and more well-rounded individual. I have enjoyed every moment of my time here, and I am proud to call myself an alumni in a few short months.
3. My family
These people have been with me since, well, forever. I would not be where I am today without them- thanks, Mom and Dad (and Company)!
4. Finding my passion while I’m young
Growing up, I’ve always sort of-mostly known what I’m interested in: writing. That interest has only deepened and been strengthened since my time in college. My major has been the perfect fit for me, and I am really grateful that I was able to find my passion while I’m still so young!
5. Being able to pursue and do the things I love
Continuing my thought from #4, I am really grateful to be able to pursue the things I love and do them every day. Being able to focus on digital media and strategic planning all day every day is the best thing ever! ????
6. The fact that weekends exist
7. Learning from my mistakes
I stand by the idea that every failure is really just a learning opportunity. I am grateful that I can learn from my mistakes, and I look forward to showing how these mistakes have made me a better individual in the long-run.
Laughter is truly a medicine all on its own. I love laughing, and I am so grateful for all the moments and people in my life that/who made me laugh.
10. The little things in life
11. This blog
What started as a school project became one of my most beloved outlets to share all my thoughts and stay connected with the world.
Above all else, poetry is my deepest passion. It’s gotten me through so many low-points in my life thus far, and encouraged me to keep fighting and move forward through both my worst and my best.
13. My Twitter community
When I got on Twitter two years ago, I never imagined the community that I would find there. These past few years, I have “met” so many incredible people on social media and am grateful to them for sharing their wisdom, laughs, and beautiful writing with me.
My favorite time of the day. Sunsets capture all that is good and beautiful about the world, and I never want to stop seeing them.
15. Spending a summer in New York
Last summer, I stayed in New York City for an internship. It was my first time in the city, and I just fell. in. love. Interning there was definitely a learning experience like no other, and I am grateful for being given the chance to do this!
17. The Internet
18. Good hair days
I am very, very thankful for good hair days. They don’t come often, but when they do, everything in life is perfect! 😉
19. Hot chocolate and blankets during long winter nights
Winter is definitely arriving in Wisconsin, so I am currently very grateful for hot chocolate and being able to wrap myself up in blankets during the long cold nights.
20. Beautiful memories
21. This incredible journey called life
22. Being able to be myself
It took me a long time to get to a place of inner peace and self-acceptance. Today, I can confidently say that I am grateful to be able to spend every day just being myself. 🙂
Thank you so much for reading! What things in life are you grateful for? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below or on Twitter @CaseyDonart