Sometimes our lives’ events go by so quickly we forget to take time out to reflect and honor those things that are most important. I would like to do that now.

I am not perfect and Goddess knows my life is not, but I try to do the best that I can. If I stumble, I get up and keep moving. If I take a step back, I take a step and half forwards. If I goof up, I try to pin point how, make amends and attempt to not make the same mistake again.

We are works in progress and it will take our entire lives (some say many lifetimes) to learn all that we need to learn.

I wanted to say how thankful I am to the many people and things in my life who have helped me over this past year. Without them, I’m not sure where I would be.

First and foremost, I am thankful for my sobriety. Nothing is possible without. Each and every single day I am happy to be sober. It is a blessing and I cherish it.

I am thankful to my dad and stepmom. I love them with all my heart and I am so happy they are in my lives, give me unconditional love and have sometimes been the only guiding light there is in the storm.

I am thankful for my friends for being there. Even when I am distant or busy, or we are far from each other, we still know that we have each other’s backs and love.

I am thankful for running; it has given me some of the greatest joys I’ve had over the last few months. I never feel as free or as strong as when I am out running on the pavement.

I am thankful for San Francisco for many things. Even though this city is too expensive, too dirty, filled with too many hipsters and tech bros, it still has some of the best produce, the best food, the best views, the best places to run and some of the best nature areas one could ask for.

I am thankful for the creativity I have been given and also for the stubborn determination I have inherited.

I am thankful I have a plan and goal for my future. There are bright lights in the distance and I will reach them.

Have a great Thanksgiving and appreciate who you are and whatever you do!



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