Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For

Wow, that was a lot of T’s. Yeah for alliteration!

I wanted to do a post about what I’m thankful for before Thanksgiving is here. I tend to stress about family time and what to bring/make for the big day. Sometimes, (Especially on Mondays or my double work shift days) I forget why I should be thankful. Here’s a list that will keep me in check:

1. I’m going to state the obvious. I’m thankful for my friends and family. I know it’s an obvious choice, but I seriously appreciate them. They’ve seen me at my best and my worst and still are there for me when I need them. I cannot thank them enough and love them dearly.

2. Coffee…. I think this goes without saying. Yes, it is second on the list, don’t judge! I’m a caffeine addict and I love me some coffee early in the morning. It’s my own beauty regiment.

3. My house. Having a house can be extremely stressful at times. Water heater down? Guess who has to by a new one? Is the refrigerator making weird sounds again? Guess who has to call someone? It all boils down to me, but it’s made me grow up. I realized early on that I needed to take responsibility, and it has made me become a (Sort of) grown up.

4. My job(s). I gripe and moan about having two jobs, but really it’s what keeps me focused. Without them I would be in serious debt and completely void of motivation.

5. Cooking/Baking skills. Every Thanksgiving my family and I sit down, watch Elf or listen to Christmas music (After Elf is done of course) and make pies. We make pumpkin, apple, cherry, peanut butter, lemon meringue and pecan pies for us and for others. It’s my favorite family tradition. While we may squabble, it’s the one day that we’re together as a family and we make the day as special as we can. I look forward to it every year. Throughout the years, I have learned how to cook and bake from my family members. I have begun to love cooking and like to make my own dishes. While I’m still acclimating to baking, I’m really starting to enjoy that too.

6. Netflix. Hear me out! I love Netflix because without it, I wouldn’t have found my favorite movies and inspiration. I really do enjoy relaxing and watching Suits or Gilmore Girls (Thank God they’re both on there, finally!) and falling asleep on the couch. It’s the simple things, right?

7. Living in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. I used to hate living in this area. Why wasn’t I born in London, California, Chicago or New York!? While I love these places and have visited a few of them, they don’t feel like home to me. Cincinnati is growing so much! I feel like a proud mom when I see articles from CNN or Forbes talking about Over the Rhine. It honestly makes me glow when thinking about how much the city has changed!

8. My passion/weirdness. Most people who know me know that I’m a passionate person. I’m either all in or I have nothing to give. I put myself out there, I try my hardest or I fail miserably and get back up again. It can be really annoying at times. Usually in my darkest stupor, I can see the positive side of things. I choose to think of it as a good thing, because I’m not always “Ms. Sunshine”, but I’m not a “Debbie Downer” either.

9. Being healthy. Currently, I have a raging cold but I know that it will go away and I will be thankful that I can breathe through my nose and breathe like a normal person again. Knock on wood, I have been a rather healthy 25 year old, and can say that I’m thankful I’m not in a dire situation where I need constant medical treatment.

10. My creativity. I’m no Hemingway, Spielberg or Adele, but I like to think that I’m a decent writer. I still have songs lyrics that pop into my head, or a story that I hadn’t heard of before that I need to write down. I’m incredibly thankful for this. I love that I can write a story and make someone see from a different perspective.  Without it, I wouldn’t be me.

As an added bonus, I’m going to list my top five Thanksgiving TV episodes from different TV Shows


1. Friends-Pretty much any of them, but I love this one the most.

2. New Girl-The first one is my favorite. I love Justin Long!


3.  Gilmore Girls-Gotta love the awkward Luke, Jess, Rory and Lorelai get together.


4. Felicity-Yeah, yeah, judge me all you like. You know that when Felicity had a Thanksgiving dinner with all of her friends you were secretly jealous that you couldn’t have a friends only Thanksgiving…. plus I mean Jennifer Gardner was there!


5. Parks and Recreation– I love this show! The “Telethon” episode cracks me up. This is a simply flawless episode that continues to make me laugh.


About juliagoolia1920

I'm a twenty something wannabee writer, who is trying to figure out this whole adulthood thing. In my free time, when I'm not writing, I enjoy beer and Netflix. Preferably together. I gravitate towards Cincinnati at night and live in the burbs during the day. On my blog you will find reviews, anecdotes, stories and the occasional rant.

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