So much has happened over the last year I don’t even know where to begin. Time is moving so quickly I can hardly keep up. I’m in my last year of University, I recently got married, and I feel like I still don’t know what to do with my life. I’m at a crossroads and I’m worried that I haven’t accomplished enough during my time in University. I realize that I don’t need to worry so much about my post-grad career but to be thankful for what I already have. 

I’m thankful for my study abroad experience. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t gone abroad. It opened my eyes to so many new cultures and opportunities I will remember for a lifetime. I had such an awesome time living in the Netherlands and now I gladly call it my second home. I’m also thankful for the friends I made over there because without them I wouldn’t have made it through or seen so many different places.

I’m thankful for my husband. Going along with my study abroad, if it wasn’t for Ivan’s support and encouragement I wouldn’t have gone away. He’s always there for me when I need him, even if it means he has to do some chores around the house, hehe.

I’m thankful for being alive. With everything that has been going on in the world over the last year, I am thankful to still be walking on this Earth. The Belgium terrorist attacks that took place earlier this year scared me. I was living in the Netherlands–which is a neighbouring country. I felt safe where I was and I was fairly lucky to have not gone to Belgium at that time. Luckily we had visited Belgium in February. I remember my roommate Yilin was supposed to be going to Belgium on that weekend the bombings took place. It was pretty scary and I’m glad she hadn’t went.

I’m thankful for my parents. They have always been there for me and have always supported my decisions no matter what. Plus, they read my blog (or at least I hope they do). I know they are super proud of my accomplishments and journeys across the world, and if it wasn’t for them telling me to travel while I’m still young, I probably wouldn’t have taken their advice.

I’m thankful for being healthy. I’ve jumped back on to the healthy-eating bandwagon again and so far I feel great! This past week I haven’t felt down or anything. I’m finally full of energy again and I’m ready to conquer this depression for good!

I’m thankful for my followers. You guys (and girls) give me so much motivation to keep blogging. I know a few of you have been loyal to me since inception, and I can’t wait for you to evolve with me on this fantastic journey of self-exploration and expression.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in your country, tell me something you are grateful for in life. I’d love to know!HappyThanksgiving2-0001516.jpg

-Steph xo



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