My November.

I have no idea where the month of November went. I guess it’s pretty normal for time to fly during the holiday season… but man o’ man I wish it would slow down a little. This is my favorite time of year and it already feels like it is over. The month of November has been full of so many things. So much… that half of the time I forgot to take out my camera to capture the small moments. I’m just glad I have a good memory for the most part at least. This month has been insane. At moments I felt like I couldn’t catch a break. My emotions seemed to be in every direction.

Honestly, as I am writing this it’s December 8th and looking back on November all I can think about is just thankfulness. Pretty fitting since November is a month we spend talking about what we are thankful for. I am so incredibly thankful for everyone in my life. I am thankful for those that support and encourage me. I am also incredibly thankful for those who challenge me. I would never be taken out of my comfort zone if I didn’t have anyone like that in my life. This Thanksgiving was the first year I didn’t spend with my family. Instead I spent it with my fiancés family and my soon to be family. As I was sitting with them eating our meal we went around the table and said what we were thankful for. As I was listening to everyone I realized how incredibly blessed I am that this wonderful family has accepted me as their own. And when it came to my turn to say what I was thankful for I was able to thank them for just that ( of course in my mumbling and awkwardness). It’s hard to put into words.. but I am just so thankful for them and my fiancé. I am also incredibly thankful for my parents. This month has been a roller coaster for my family. I remember early in the month talking to my parents about things we were struggling with and I remember spending a solid amount of time crying, arguing.. and finally just talking about everything. I know it’s a little strange, but I am so thankful I can even have a relationship like this with my parents. A relationship that I can talk to them and just tell them how I am feeling. It’s something I take for granted way too often. November you were crazy but I am thankful for all the craziness. Beyond blessed.

My November.