I’m turning 26 in 26 days. I’m also convinced that I’m old. So in my old age and ever-growing wisdom, I’ve decided to share 26 everyday things that I’m really grateful for. I want to make the conscious effort to say “thanks” for the things I generally don’t think twice about. You never know how effective a genuine show of gratitude is.
So, let’s get it started!
I expect my friends to just be there. They put up with my delusions, dreams, distance and so much more. My best friend, Diana, hasn’t wavered a bit since I left New York and spent a better part of a decade in Baltimore. And I don’t think I’ve ever told her how much I appreciated her just making the effort to keep our friendship in tact. Thanks, Nan. I love you for the little things, always. Always.
The friends I’ve made throughout undergrad have become like sisters. Each in their own sense. They’ve seen me at my lowest, at ugly breaking points and played their respective roles in my fun moments of lunacy. You’ve been supportive from half-way around the world and from next room.
Just know that I take my friendships very seriously. Either you’re in or you’re out, my power circle friends, soul sisters, “board of directors,” acquaintances and the like.
Thanks for being in.