the little things I am thankful for

November 22, 2016
(Because clearly family / health / having enough top the list.  But it’s fun to think of those less obvious things that still add a certain sparkle to the ordinary day.)
1) Awesome pens.  (Actually maybe this is in the obvious category, but whatever).  Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, Uni Jetstreams, and Sakura Pigma Microns – I love you all!!
2) Cameron’s pronunciation of “want” as “yant”.  Because I just can’t get enough.  Even when it’s “I yant you come feep wit me, mommy!” at 5am. (That part wasn’t ideal.  And this morning kind of sucked.  But still.)
3) The ability to STREAM things.  The headspace app.  Barre3 workouts.  Spotify music.  These things all greatly enhance my life and it’s really sort of miraculous when you think of it.  I don’t think I could have even imagined the idea as a child.  
6) Having an amazing childcare provider who allows me to leave the house without worry every morning.  
7) Podcasts!  And how much better they have made my morning commute.
8) That my kids usually sleep until 6:45 or so, sometimes later.  Allowing me some peace + reflection and a workout in the morning (Josh deserves credit for this, too).   Hoping this morning’s 5 am shenanigans were a bad exception and not a harbinger of what is to come.
9) Peanut butter.  And chocolate.  And the combination of the two!
10) Anyone reading this!  Thank you for making this such a fun space for me to process, vent, and learn from.


  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Agree with many of these . . . esp the coffee! 🙂

  • Reply Victoria B March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I would love to hear your thoughts on Food Freedom Forever. I have what I consider an unhealthy relationship with food in that I can’t just ever eat without the constant feelings or guilt (over bad choices) or complete elation and virtue over healthy ones. The never ending dialogue in my head about what I’m craving, what I’ve just eaten and what I plan to eat later exhausts me. I’m a healthy weight and I sometimes wonder if this is just my body’s way of keeping me at a healthy weight and aware of my diet. It’s super annoying though and I just can’t imagine that this is normal.

    • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      this is something I’m constantly working on. I’m also at a healthy weight, but I hate hate HATE having my feelings of self-worth tied up into how "good" or "bad" I ate. I’ve been doing a lot better on this as I’ve gotten older TBH. I’m also always thinking about food, and I have some weird anxiety around not having enough to eat, especially when traveling, that leads me to eat way more than I need to.

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