Thursday, November 28, 2013

{life} what i'm thankful for

After teaching my kids all week what it means to be thankful, it is finally time for me to sit down and write about the MANY things I'm thankful for this year! Although I'm not able to be home with my family this year, stuffing my face with turkey and corn pudding, 2013 has been absolutely incredible so far.

I'm thankful for my wonderful parents. Thank you for teaching me about good wine and food, and the beauty of appreciating other cultures. Thank you for your wisdom and advice. Thank you for visiting me in Madrid! (Can't wait for our next round of gin & tonics!) And most of all, thank you for all of your unwavering support throughout the years.

I'm thankful for this ridiculously awesome opportunity to live and teach in Spain this year! When I take a moment to reflect on all of the cities I've visited and wonderful memories I've made in Madrid, it hardly seems real.

I'm thankful for my students. They brighten my day and make me laugh more than I thought possible. It is such a wonderful feeling to truly know what I want to do for the rest of my life.

I'm thankful for my roommate, sista, friend, & European adventurer pal, Breanne. Without her this year, I surely would not have survived. I certainly wouldn't have eaten as much queso de cabra! ;)

I'm thankful for my handsome boyfriend. He is literally the sweetest, most positive, and most caring guy around. I'm my happiest self with him in my life. I even wear orange and blue and go to UF games with him... what?? Summer romance to long distance relationship - what did we get ourselves into?!

I'm thankful for my beautiful friends, near and far, old and new. What would life be without the support system of my beautiful girlfriends?

And last but not least, I'm thankful for my FSU Seminoles and their undefeated season. GO NOLES!

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, football, and lots of good food!

xx, Jen


  1. Whoaa new boyfriend? I'm clearly so out of the loop!! Happy Thanksgiving, Jen!!

    1. hahahaha yes!! We need a catch-up date ASAP. I think an email chat is in order. Happy Thanksgiving girlfriend!

  2. Jen, I absolutely adore this post! :) I can just feel the happiness in it!

    What a blessing to be able to visit so many extraordinary cities, live and teach in Spain, and have the amazing parents, friends, and boyfriend to support you along the way! <3


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