It’s been a hectic hectic couple of weeks, and I won’t even begin to bore y’all with details of everything that has been happening. Sharing this post has been on my mind and on my to do list for WEEKS, but if just felt like there was another pending deadline I had to finish, a meeting I had to run to, a flight I had to catch, and before I knew it, I was well into December and the month is almost finished.

Before December wraps up, I want to go ahead and share all that I am grateful for that happened during the month of November 2017. Gratitude is so important to me, and recognizing the blessings that each month has carried keeps me ever so humble! Even though I am super late, I think that it’s better to be late in sharing points of gratitude, than to not recognize them at all.

With that having been said, from the month of November 2017, I am super grateful for:

1. The thanksgiving season that is November.

I love giving thanks to God for everything that I am and everything that I have. November affords me the opportunity to pause, and reflect on everything beautiful the year has offered, as I slowly and comfortably get ready for the year to come to an epic end.

2.  The creative works of my hands which come alive through styling and sewing. 

Sewing, when I afford myself enough time to be creative and detailed, is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I am learning more and more, to never make things when I am under pressure, because they NEVER TURN out as I would want them. I want my sewing to continue to be an art, and not a chore that I must get through. Pressure drains passion and creative power.

3. A supportive community of friends and family who encourage me to slow down and enjoy the unique and simple moments that life has to offer.

Need I say more? Thank you to my community, my tribe. You all know who you are:) Thank you for loving me and for always always supporting me!

4. The ability to live and walk like an intellectual being.

I’m so thankful for my journey as a doctoral candidate. Being in the world of academia makes me appreciate the other side of my more intellectual politically interested self! It’s something that I am for sure grateful for!

5. The great blessing to work from a position of rest.

Y’all, I LOVE MY JOB, I LOVE MY JOB, I LOVE MY JOB! Thank you sweet Jesus, for my JOB!!! I work for a position of rest, and that is something I do not take for granted:)