Happy Thanksgiving

So it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I’m working hard on being grateful.  I haven’t been blogging much but the past few months have been a whirlwind of emotions.  From May-July I was really struggling with my mental health.  The month of May marked the year anniversary of my first loss, and I didn’t handle it well.

Thankfully, with a visit home, some counselling, and the help of some antidepressants (more on that later) I’m feeling much better.  And I feel as though I’m in a place where I can feel thankful for my life again.

So here are some things I’m grateful for:

  1. My marriage. My husband really is the best, and though we’ve been through a lot, we’re closer then ever.
  2. My cat.  We adopted a kitten in March and he’s been a great addition to our little family.  He’s a lot of work, and doesn’t necessarily cuddle with me as much as I’d like (cats are so fickle!) but I love him so so much.
  3. I’m grateful for the healthcare I have access to in Alberta.  I’m so grateful for grief counselling, fertility clinics, and doctors that take the time to listen to me.
  4. My friends and family.  Community is a great thing.
  5. My job.  It’s busy, loud, and often a little overwhelming, but I love it.  I love my students, I love how it keeps me busy, and I love being able to celebrate little victories every day.

Life is hard.  But one thing I’m learning is that even amidst the hard, crappy happenings, this is still a good life. <3

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