Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Or well Canadian Thanksgiving. For all my American friends or friends from other countries Thanksgiving is celebrated in October. Why? I have no clue. Regardless we ate our turkey today and shared what we were thankful for.
I just wanted to come on here and talk a bit about being thankful and what I am thankful for. If you are unaware a couple of weeks ago something tragic happened here in Quebec. There was tornado that hit the west side of my province devastating many communities. There are towns that aren’t there anymore. I have never in my life thought that a tornado would touch down close to me. I have family in that area and it terrified me. I always thought that tornados were for people who lived in the desert or farming states of the United States. This event made me start to think about somethings and put my own life in perspective.
I have always been a very sympathetic and empathetic person. I am devastated for any natural disaster or disaster in general that happens in the world. I hate seeing people suffer and I especially hate seeing people not caring about those who are suffering. Though when it’s close to home for some reason it rings a bit truer that it can be you and you will never expect it.
I have since spent time with my family and realized what is important to me. I have taken the time to be grateful for everything I have. I am thankful for the opportunities I have in life. It also made me realize that I need to live my life for me and not be a slave to others. That is why I have started putting in place actions that will bring me happiness even if it comes off as selfish. I have one life to live and I will be doing what makes me happy.
Thanksgiving though a very controversial holiday does always leave me reflecting on my life. There is so much that we take for granted in our everyday lives and sometimes you need a moment to say thanks. There is always someone doing worse and there is always doing something better, but your pain and hardships are still valid. I feel like that is one of the most important lessons I have learned in my adult life. You have to stop comparing yourself to others and be thankful for what you have and work on what you don’t.
This thanksgiving I will be spending quality time with the people that mean the world to me, my family and close friends. I will be revaluating the things that don’t make my life the way I want it to be. Letting go of people that do not bring me joy. I will stop doing things that make me miserable and I will find a way to bring happiness to my life every day.
I hope my fellow Canadians had an amazing Thanksgiving. For my friends in other places I hope you can bring these thoughts with you into your Thanksgiving meals and reflect on your own life. What are you guys thankful for?
It’s already the beginning of October. I can’t believe it. It feels like the month flew by. Since it’s the end of the month, everyone knows what time it is. The flood of monthly favourites are coming out. I have to admit I don’t have many favourites this month. I have been sick a lot and not really doing anything it seems like. Does anyone else get that way? If you’re not feeling well you kind of just don’t really do anything with your life? You just watch Netflix or YouTube all day? Just me?
I don’t have a lot of physical things this month I realized as I was prepping this post. I also only have 4 things to share with you guys. Sorry 😦
I’m pretty sure last month I talked about Archer. This month I am coming back with another adult cartoon. I have had a thing lately with adult cartoons. Bob’s Burgers is just easy to put on while I’m doing something else or just trying to fall asleep. I don’t know what I like so much about it but it just keeps me entertained. I’ve already watched 3 seasons. I find the characters relatable and funny. There’s something about it that reminds me of exaggerated versions of people I know. I recommend it if you’re into adult cartoon humour.
2. Fall Candles
I bought these so early in September. I got them from Winners for 3,99$ each. They got me so excited for fall. I’ve been burning them so much not only for how good they smell but also the atmosphere they give off. Both my boyfriend and I like the lighting candles give during the evening in our room. Also, our place traps smells so badly and I hate Febreze. I feel like it’s too strong and I have a hard time breathing when it’s sprayed. So candles help a lot. Winners is a fantastic place to get seasonal candles. I will be picking up more soon.
3. Tati Westbrook
So I started watching Tati on YouTube this month. I think I just binge watch people for a month straight. I’ve done it with so many channels. For someone who is horrendous at makeup, I love to watch beauty gurus. I was also looking for new people to watch because I was over the drama that surrounds the beauty community. I found Tati and loved how drama free she is. I also love that she’s not about promo codes. She uses a lot of affordable makeup. Honestly, she is a breath of fresh air.
I am back on Tumblr! I have a Tumblr dedicated to fitness. Since my post about feeling a bit insecure about my physical appearance, you can read that post here, I decided to try and create more healthy changes in my life. I use my Tumblr to motivate myself. I get food and workout ideas. I also love the community. You just have to be careful with the eating disorder triggering things on Tumblr. There is an awesome healthy community though if you’re just looking for that push. You can follow me at the-nerd-girl-health.tumblr.com.
So that is what I’ve been loving. What have you guys been loving? Have you guys ever liked anything I’ve mentioned in this post? I would love to know!
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