#Grateful100 – Day 16

dirtyclothes

Today I’m grateful for:

Working Close to Where I Live

There was a disaster at lunch time. And it meant I desperately needed to change my entire outfit. That wasn’t a problem because I work so close to home, so I swung by the house and changed my outfit. Sean-P was there, and I invited him to lunch. I’m grateful to be able to live so close to the office that I can do things like that. Disaster … averted. *Phew* Nothing particularly profound discovered about this except that I appreciate it and am grateful for it.

#Grateful100 is a series of blog posts where I write about the things I’m thankful for—one day at a time, one post at a time, one thing at a time.

#Grateful100 – Day 15

friendsintheir30s

Today I’m grateful for:

Friends in Their 30′s

Growing up is hard. My 20′s were hard in a lot of ways … so many bumps and falls, some that left me scarred and bruised, but all of those experiences helped me to grow into the peacefulness that I’ve found in my 30th year. I’ve just returned from a trip to Paris with a few friends to celebrate one of them turning 30, and I am so grateful to have friends of “the age” in my life. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate those that haven’t made it to 30 yet, but there seems to be something that happens as you approach 30 and then move into that decade that I’ve not yet been able to name.

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#Grateful100 – Day 14

#Grateful100 A cruise down the Danube River

Today I’m grateful for:

The Opportunity to Travel

I’ve been feeling like a homebody over the last couple of years. I think a lot of this has been due to my dislike of any disruption of my routine. Disruption of my routine causes migraines, and sometimes discomfort, and a feeling of a loss of control. So, today I’m grateful for all the opportunities to travel that are coming up in my life lately, and I’m grateful that I’ve been saying “yes.” I set out for Paris tomorrow, somewhere that I’ve never been. Later on in the summer I go to the beach twice – once with friends, once with my larger family. Then, we go to NYC for our nephew’s birthday and a celebration of family. And then … I’ve been invited on a cruise down the Danube River. I still can’t quite believe that I’ve said yes to all of these things, that I’ve booked the trips, asked for the time off from work, and that I’m actually going to do them. But, I think they’re going to be great opportunities for me to grow, maybe to relax (I hope), and for me to experience some things I’ve not allowed myself to. Here’s to being lucky enough to be able to travel.

#Grateful100 is a series of blog posts where I write about the things I’m thankful for—one day at a time, one post at a time, one thing at a time.

#Grateful100 – Day 13

I Love Google Drive & Google Docs #Grateful100

Today I’m grateful for:

Google Drive and Google Docs

Man. I don’t know how people collaborated efficiently at work before the advent of products like Google Drive / Google Docs / Dropbox / the cloud. I’m being a bit extreme in my pondering here, but they’re such powerful tools that really make my work life and regular life so much better. I can create systems that I can duplicate and share, and I can manage projects so closely. I’m really thankful and grateful for the developers that have spent so many hours developing products like this and really thinking about usability. Google Drive, Google Docs and Dropbox may have taken a long time to get to where they are today, but I love them so. Thanks Google and Dropbox!

#Grateful100 is a series of blog posts where I write about the things I’m thankful for—one day at a time, one post at a time, one thing at a time.

#Grateful100 – Day 12

Gain Fitness Weight Lifting App #Grateful100

Today I’m grateful for:

Fitness Apps

I love to go to the gym because of the way that it makes me feel. I struggle with the routine and with fitness apps that dictate you exercise a specific way. I really love the GAIN Fitness app because not only does it instruct you in video format automatically, and with a built-in timer, but you can quickly and easily switch to an alternative move that works the same set of muscles if you can’t physically do the move that they suggest. I’m on day 2 of using it, and I’m more sore than I’ve been in awhile (in the good way, not the fluid in your knee way). It’s getting me doing new moves that I’ve not been doing with a mix of older moves. It’s keeping me right on time, and there’s a built in warmup and cool-down that I appreciate, as well.  read more #Grateful100 – Day 12