What I’m Grateful For…

Every year around this time people start thinking about the things they are grateful for. It’s a season filled with warm conversations around the dining room table with your family. Board games and mulled apple cider are a staple many families include, as well as that turkey-dinner coma after eating first Thanksgiving dinner, second Thanksgiving dinner, and third-sies. It’s perfection. Maybe not calorie-wise, but definitely relaxation-wise!

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I’m Grateful For My Favorite Holiday

For me, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s Thanksgiving and Christmas that are my absolutely favorites!

I’ve sort of created a blog tradition of mine and every year I write a post focused around what I’m thankful for this year. So that’s what this post is going to be.

This year, I’m thankful for:

  • That I have a relationship with the most-high, the king of all!
  • Health for me and my family.
  • That we have Johan’s green card!!
  • That my husband is so encouraging and lifts me up when I need it.
  • I’m also thankful for a wonderfully blessed first year of marriage! Here’s to many, many, many more!

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  • That my entire family (Johan’s side and mine) are all safe. That God has been watching over us all.
  • For the chance to work for myself.
  • I’m also thankful for Mary Kay and that she came up with the idea she did 50 years ago. Little did she know that, that idea would help me move ahead in my dreams. Also thankful because Mary Kay has gotten me on track to knowing God better as well, while also enriching other women’s lives.
  • I’m thankful I get to do life on my terms. No more rushing back to the office because I’m a minute late and afraid the micromanagers are going to get annoyed. Petty.
  • So thankful for our cuddly kitten, Loki who is the biggest love bug and yet the craziest bug hunter we know.

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  • I’m so thankful that Johan loves his job as a drafter at a general contractor.
  • Thankful we have a roof over our heads, heat and electricity, and even thought it might seem strange, I’m also thankful for the internet.
  • I’m also thankful for BSF and my BF leader. BSF has really pushed Johan and I to learn more about God.

There are so many things to be thankful for this year.

 

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments.

8 Ways To Feel Together When You Aren’t Together For The Holidays

It’s that bittersweet time of the year again, isn’t it?

It’s the time of the year where there are parties and get together’s. Your work might even host a dinner or get together, but since you are in a long-distance relationship, your partner isn’t here and if you are going to attend, you will have to attend without your plus one. That makes for a lot of awkward moments and stares. Maybe not, but that’s at least how it feels when you see your coworker with her husband or your boss with his wife. Everyone has their partner there, except for you.

8 Ways To Feel Together When You Aren't Together For The Holidays

9 Ways To Deal With Not Being Together During The Holidays

I know how hard this is. Your partner would be there in a heartbeat if they could, but it’s just they aren’t able to, because of where they are and where you are. Distance can be a jerk sometimes.

In this post, you’ll find out some things you can do to make the holidays easier for you and your love. Continue reading “8 Ways To Feel Together When You Aren’t Together For The Holidays”

I’m Thankful For…

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Today is Thanksgiving.

When Thanksgiving comes around every year, I find myself thinking about everything I am thankful for.

I am thankful for… 

1. My life. That I get to live, love, and experience everything that I am living.

IMG_62562. My Fiance. He encourages me and completes me. I am so Thankful for him and that he is my man. 🙂
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3. My family. They have always been there for me.
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4. Friends. It’s so nice to have friends.

5. I am thankful for words. Life changing words. And that I get to work with them daily. Continue reading “I’m Thankful For…”

10 Tips For Hosting A Twitter Chat

SodaDo you want to host a Twitter Chat?

If you don’t know what a Twitter Chat is, check out this post first. And be sure to check out when our schedule to see when the next #WritingHarvest Twitter Chat is.

1. Find a perfect hashtag. Make sure the hashtag isn’t being used.

2. Pick a date.

3. Get the word out. (It’s smart to make sure you have enough time to advertise it so enough people hear about it.) I started advertising and getting the word out about it about 4-5 weeks before I scheduled the Twitter Chat.

4. Start planning for it. Start by, writing up a page of questions. Aim for at least 10-12 questions that relate to your topic.

5. Make sure it is under 140 characters. That is – make sure your question is under that amount so you can include the hashtag and so others may retweet it, if they like. Continue reading “10 Tips For Hosting A Twitter Chat”

What Are You Thankful For?

It’s been awhile since I last posted, so I thought I’d post about Thanksgiving. I will be away for a few days in the next week as I will be going to NYC and Washington D.C. with Johan.

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I sure know I did! I should be back on the blog after we get back from D.C. and N.Y.C! 🙂

This time of the year there are plenty of things to be thankful for. It all reminds me of these statistics:

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I am thankful for many things. Among the given:

  • Thankful I have a roof over my head
  • That I am not starving
  • Thankful for my family & a wonderful boyfriend
  • Greatly blessed that I am able to travel
  • For my work that I love and enjoy

And you all know, I love showing pictures! So, here are some things I’ve been thankful for this November.

Johan flew in to visit me on November 25th. He is still here and I am enjoying this time abundantly.

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What I’m Looking Forward To About Autumn…

Autumn, Fall, love about fall, Devin BerglundI love Autumn.

Don’t you?

Don’t you love smelling the pumpkin pie scent waft through the house as it bakes in the oven. Sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot apple cider is one of my favorite inside autumn activities.

It’s just so festive. The leaves crunch under my feet as I walk in the woods and the crispness of the rotting leaves fills my lungs… ahh… love it. I know, that might not sound so amazing, but if you’ve experienced autumn in a northern state than you probably know what I mean.

Here are a few things I’m looking forward to this Autumn.

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