Christmas is a time of year for refection, celebration and giving. This will always be my favourite time of year. I love all things festive, from putting up the christmas tree to eating turkey to seeing my family to giving the perfect gift. I just love it all. Its one of those traditions which everyone…well not everyone but most people… gets involved with every year and you can feel the excitement and happiness rushing through people as they shop. 
Being thankful is something which I often forget to speak about. I am very thankful and grateful for many things but I don’t feel I need to voice them all the time BUT this time of year is the perfect time to share with you all the things that Im thankful for this year…
My parents are the best humans on the planet. I know I’m biased because they’re my parents but they do so much for me which I am always grateful for. For example, they drive me to and from work every single day. I never ask them to and I have always said I am happy to get the bus yet they still want to drive me to work and pick me up. Its not that I don’t want to learn to drive….i’m learning and have failed twice but when I can drive, I will make my own way to work. But I am so thankful that they do want to take me everyday, I know so many people who have parents who wouldn’t even give them one lift somewhere. They dont make me pay rent or pay for food, they support me with whatever I want to do and they’re okay with the fact that I haven’t moved to london straight away and found an amazing fashion job which I have always felt like I should have found. They’re the most supportive humans which drive me crazy on the daily but I am so thankful that I have them as parents. I am a very lucky bean. 
I will hold my hands up and say I haven’t been the best friend over this year. I haven’t managed to meet  up with people, I have spent most of my time at home and I really haven’t been the good friend I am. To be honest, I have let my job take over my life a little and its something that has been a right old struggle and has caused me to lose contact with people a little. I hate it. My two best gal pals Lauren and Becca are 2 of my favourite humans and will always continue to be. I am so thankful that they still want to be my friend considering I always forget to message them and see how they’re doing…..that is something I am going to change over the next year. I want to get back to the friend I am and stop letting work take over my life. Im so thankful that I met them at uni and they have been a part of such an important part of my life and I love them to pieces. So gals if you’re reading this, I’m sorry for being a crap friend and I’m am so thankful and grateful that I get to call you my besties. 
I have been lucky to have met you at a time where I had no close friends around me. I am so thankful that you wanted to be my friend and that we get on so well. Sometimes I think we get on just a little too well which leads us to some difficult conversations. I know my gut reactions can quickly fire into conversations that really shouldn’t happen but its just a natural defence mechanism. Im so grateful that even though these situations happen, you still continue to be there and be my friend. So Thankyou. You’re always there even through the bad times. 
Im not going to lie when the opportunity came up, I never expected to get it. I always tend to think of the bad outcome so that I’m prepared and then surprised and happy when it ends up being the good outcome. I felt very lucky to be given the opportunity to be a visual merchandiser and I really feel like its a job I am good at even when I do doubt myself ALL THE TIME. Im so thankful that Emma (my old manager) gave me the opportunity to take the next step in my career and who knows what may come of it.
I was lucky enough to meet Alex in the summer and I have never met anyone quite as weird as me. Whilst some people may think me being friends with him is a bad thing or not what I should be doing, he’s someone who is always there for a chat and continues to appreciate the weird and wonderful things I come out with. Especially when I start snapchatting an anteater toy whilst making weird noises. I know its weird but who wants to just be normal. Who knows where we will end up but I’m grateful that you’re always there for me. Im thankful for the fact I got to meet Alex and I’m grateful he hasn’t cut me out of his life like most boys do. Fanksh Alex. 
When I was asked to be interviewed, I was in shock to be honest. Me getting interviewed for my blog. I was so excited but in shock at the same time. Im so grateful that I was chosen for it and got 2 whole pages all to myself. I absolutely love the interview and its something I will always remember as one of my favourite achievements at the start of my blogging journey. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. 
Finally, I can’t forget all you lovely lot who take the time to read my blog and give me the time of day. I work as hard as I can on my blog and its often something that does take a back seat. Sadly blogging isn’t my job even though I would absolutely love it to be. I have a job which takes up a lot of my time and sometimes my blog posts then don’t tend to be the best they could be. But I am thankful for you all sticking by me and appreciating the content I do bring out. I spend a lot of time making sure posts are good enough to post and if they’re not they don’t go up. Thanks for all the comments and the follows and the support. you’ve all been amazing. Thank you. 

1 Comment

  1. December 23, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Amazing post, reflecting on positives is a great maturity sign Mz Charlotte, well done!!

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