Happy Friday! I am back with my 2nd installment of my answers to the 30 Days of Gratitude prompts! I'm joining Nilsa this month in answering these prompts. You can see her answers here!
The best thing I smelled today was the fresh mountain air!
One of the memories I'm most grateful for is the time I spent with my grandpa at his shop that was next door to my house when I was growing up. My grandpa and his brothers would go there daily to rebuild engines and I got to traipse over there daily and keep them company. I'd talk their ears off, marvel them with my ability to count to 10 in spanish (thanks to Sesame Street) and eat all their lemon drops. Most days they would take me with them when they went uptown for their coffee break. My grandpa was such as special person in my life, I feel so lucky that I got to spend all this quality time with him at such a young age.
Thank goodness someone taught me how to balance my checkbook and manage my finance. I have my parents to thank for this. They definitely emphasized the importance of being financially responsible and ensuring that my credit score remained high. I got my first checkbook when I was 16 and that first month my mom taught me how to reconcile my bank statement. 16 years later, I have not missed a month and balance it to the penny. I am just a tad bit anal when it comes to finances. ;)
The strongest part of my body in this moment is probably my brain. Since I am still recovering from my stress fracture/RA pain, I am not as active as I once was so I feel weak muscularly. But my brain? My brain is quite strong and has been really 'worked over' this past year between CFA studying and being challenged at work.
Even after a rough day, the things I'm most grateful for at work are the fact that I actually do really love what I do, have one good friend on my team, and feel challenged every single day.
I'm grateful that my legs carry me all the places I need to go. This was not the case this summer when I was stuck in the boot so I REALLY appreciate being able to walk to lunch or the library/post office/etc now that I'm healthier.
I felt a little burst of energy today when I woke up knowing that I FLY HOME TODAY. Eeks, so excited to see family/friends!
I will be (mostly) absent from this space for the next week as I fly to Minneapolis today, stay there until Tuesday, then fly to Chicago and am there for almost a week as I will be working in that office and meeting up with some of my most favorite people for the Chicago marathon weekend!!!!! So I will be gone for 9 days straight! Woo hoo!