5 Things I’ve Come to Appreciate

Over the last week (through all the chaos which you can read here), I’ve come to appreciate 5 things. These 5 things weren’t things that I wasn’t thankful for prior, but rather, they were things I took for granted. Without further ado, allow me to share them with you…

1) An amazing clinical supervisor.

My clinical supervisor at work is absolutely amazing. She is everything I need in a boss. She is understanding, caring, and helpful. She listens when I need an ear and forces me to take care of myself when I’m more likely to ignore my needs. I couldn’t have made it through the chaos without her.

2) A wonderful fiancé.

I am engaged to the most wonderful person who supports me in everything. He takes care of me especially when my mental health is at a low. He understands me and makes sure that I don’t go too far into a rut. He provides love and care for me daily listening to me cry about the chaos at work, my fears, and my deepest desires. He stays home with our baby during the day so that I can have my 40 hour a week day job.

3) A mother who loves me unconditionally.

This past weekend my mother surprised me and took me wedding dress shopping. While there, I lost my purse. When the store found it later, my mother drove the three hours there and back on Monday to pick it up for me because I wouldn’t be able to make it there with my work schedule. She treated my fiancé and I to brunch at Cabernet Steakhouse for Easter. She also traded her GMC Envoy with my beat up Jeep liberty that had no air conditioning because she wanted me to be comfortable driving to and from work and driving my baby around. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.

4) A stable job.

I’m not going to lie: last week, I wanted to quit my job. I hate it some days. I’m overwhelmed and lost on where to start first in my job. I struggle daily. However, it is a steady paycheck that pays the bills. It is a steady paycheck that buys me what I want when I want it. It is a paycheck that has allowed me to save over 1400 dollars. It’s a good job. It’s a challenge which I enjoy. I enjoy learning the new things I learn daily despite the stress.

5) Good friends who believe in my skill.

I have a friend willing and wanting to pay me to do freelance work. It will be my first freelance writing job. He’s willing to take a chance on me for his business that he is starting up. I can’t believe it and am so freaking excited about it.


What have you come to appreciate recently?

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