Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Travel combined with some bad jet lag and a cold have pretty much knocked me out at 5 or 6 pm every night this week. But I think I’ve finally caught up on my sleep and the cold is fading. Yay for normalcy! Anyway, to celebrate the holiday, I thought it would be fun to tell you what I’m thankful for! Yep, I came up with that idea all on my own.

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This year I’m so incredibly grateful for each and every single person who has taken the time to read this blog. I originally started it 3 years ago as a way to write down some of my favorite travel memories, but in May of this year I decided to take it full scale. It’s opened a whole new world for me, parts of which I don’t always love (social media) but the rest of which I could spend hours working on and it feels like only minutes. You guys inspire me to keep going. Thank you so much for spending a few minutes of your day with me. I appreciate it more than you know.

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That transitions nicely into the next thing I’m thankful for – the ability to travel! For as long as I can remember, even as a young kid, I’ve wanted to see the world. Never in a million years could I have dreamed that I would get to travel as much as I do. I absolutely love it and while I hope it doesn’t end tomorrow, if it did, the traveling I have done has been so amazing and made me a better person today.

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I’m so thankful for my two dogs, Sophie and Beau. I miss them so much when I’m traveling, and always can’t wait to come home to them! They love to escape my backyard and chew everything in sight, but I wouldn’t trade them for all the nice things in the world.

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Last but not least, my friends and family. I’m so lucky to have my aunts, uncles and cousins, and of course my parents and brother nearby and that I get to see them throughout the year (including later today!). Plus, I have some pretty badass friends who constantly inspire and motivate me to be better myself. Without them, my life wouldn’t be the same. I love you all so much!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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