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WO: Weekly Obsessions

It’s only fitting on Thanksgiving Eve to share a few things I’m thankful for — I know it’s cliche but I have to do it.

The last few weeks have been quite the whirlwind. From traveling to Kenya and experiencing another world to the devastating fires in our backyard, it’s only natural to count your blessings and pray for those who are still fighting their battles.

We don’t always see it from smoke or impoverished communities. We don’t always hear it on the news. We aren’t even always listening.

But I’m grateful for the privilege bestowed upon me to help those in need, the values my parents instilled to put others first, and the opportunities granted to donate my time and money to worthy causes.

However you’re spending the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you find peace, joy and comfort in the days ahead. And if you’re on the Island of Lost Children like I am this weekend, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Be well.

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WO: Weekly Obsessions

If you’ve been here a while, you already know the 4th of July happens to be my birthday. And while I’ve certainly learned to embrace the annual red, white and blue theme, I was woefully unprepared for this year’s mid-week mayhem.

In any case, and in honor of my 31st birthday, I thought it fitting to acknowledge 31 things I’m especially grateful for. These aren’t in any particular order after the top 10 😉 and while some sound silly, I’m a hundred percent serious:

  1. My family
  2. My friends
  3. My faith
  4. My freedom
  5. My health
  6. My home
  7. My education
  8. My career
  9. Church
  10. Food + water
  11. Music
  12. The library
  13. Road trips
  14. FaceTime
  15. Therapy
  16. The DVR
  17. Promo codes
  18. Candles
  19. Journaling
  20. Meditation
  21. Guilty pleasures
  22. Nature
  23. Being informed
  24. Healthy debates
  25. Wine
  26. Sunshine
  27. Technology
  28. My new diffuser
  29. Showers
  30. Sports
  31. The ocean

Here’s hoping you each had a safe and celebratory 4th ❤️💙 Cheers!

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WO: Weekly Obsessions

It sure feels like the lead-up to Thanksgiving took forever and a day, but that could just be my FB stalker feed’s flood of “thankful” messages. Blech.

Turkey Day is finally just hours away, so here are the four things I’m appreciative of most. This week. Because nothing says “gratitude” like leggings and gluttony.

Hope your holiday is a happy one — and extra exciting if you’re celebrating Hanukkah, too!

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  1. LOFT Knit Denim Leggings: I had my eye on these babies for a while and jumped at the chance to get them for 50% off during a flash sale. If it were socially acceptable to marry pieces of clothing, I would.
  2. Macy’s 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade: Despite crazy weather predictions, I am super pumped to partake as a balloon handler! Look for me with the Uncle Sam balloon — broadcast starts at 9 a.m. EST on NBC!
  3. Redbox Movies: In preparation for tomorrow’s pre-dawn wake-up, I’m looking forward to an evening of red wine and Redbox. Sometimes, staying in has its ultra-relaxing benefits.
  4. “Fat” – Weird Al Yankovic: Sorry, I just had to do it. What other song (I haven’t already used) perfectly portrays the excessive elation we all get from this holiday? Enjoy!

Images courtesy of: LOFT, Macy’s, Redbox, Wikipedia