ThanksgivingI can’t begin to express how happy I’ve been this past year. Honestly, I don’t think I would have guessed a year ago.

Last year, my husband was still away and I was getting ready to leave NYC. My future was unsure and I was scared. Blogging really helped me cope with my separation and I can say it was one of the best things that happened . Now, I’ve been trying find a balance with my extra time. I’ve been so selfish that I practically spend all my free moments with my husband. Also, I’m working from home for the first time, so my priorities have been focused on things that have been contributing to my income. 

But, blogging — sharing my experiences on a personal level is also my desire. I promise I’m working on it! 🙂

So, I wanted to dedicate some time to write-up my thoughts from Thanksgiving. My life has blossomed into something so fulfilling and amazing.

My husband and I spent Thanksgiving together in Gettysburg. We wanted to explore a new city that is relatively close to the DC area. While watching an early season of Homeland (I know, weird to think that the show inspired me), Brody drives his family to Gettysburg to reflect on the battle there during the Civil War. The show takes place in the area I currently live, so I GPSed the location of the Gettysburg to here — about 2 hours, not bad at all.

Wednesday night, we drove ourselves to Gettysburg and planned on a relaxing, commercial-free, quiet couple of days (we left Saturday morning). The hotel we were staying at hosting an all-you-can eat and more buffet that had delicious food. We ate so much that we literally had a food coma and napped till the evening and caught a movie because there was a theater across the street. Instead of Black Friday shopping, we planned to tour the Gettysburg battlefield. We had breakfast and then went straight to the museum and bought the whole shebang tour package, which included a 2.5 hour bus tour. 

I absolutely loved it. Especially with everything going on in current events, it was nice learning about and getting refreshed on the whole underlying meaning of civil liberties and fighting for a cause that was worth fighting for…freedom.

It really made me think of how my life is now and what I love about it. 

I love that I had such a diverse and unique upbringing. I am so thankful for the direction of my life that I only wish goodness to everyone living in this world that they may feel the same way. Thanks to all my family, friends and my new family with my husband. I am also thankful that my marriage is da bomb diggity. Who knew being married could be fun? 

I don’t want to dismiss the challenges because there have been quite a few this past year too. I would be lying to say it hasn’t been an adjustment to live with a new person for the first time. Also, it’s difficult to navigate in a new environment, but I’m definitely making the most of it. 

Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to the Holiday season and everything it brings (i.e. a vacation too!). 

Why are you thankful? 

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