30 Days of Thankfulness — Day 1-11

Welcome back friends! Glad you are joining us for another 30 Days of Thankfulness. I first started this blog series in 2013 and am very proud to have kept it going. Bring on year #4! You can check out previous post from 2013, 2014, and 2015.

In today’s world there is so much to be THANKFUL for in this life. It’s really important to take the time to count your blessing and just pay it forward. Thank you for letting me share with you!

Day 1: A new month and Day #2 of another meditation challenge Depak Chopra & Oprah. Check out their 21 Day Meditation Challenge and join me!

Day 2: Mindful U Retreat. Spent a wonderful day in the mountains soaking up all of Cassie’s wisdom and doing something good for my soul. (I will do a separate post all about this retreat).

Day 3: Having a short work week! Today is my Friday so that always feels good!

Day 4: Headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for the annual NODA conference! Last year I was incredibly lucky to have attended the conference as well as OPI (Orientation Professional Institute) prior to the conference. Feel very fortunate to attend again this year! Can’t wait to re-connect with old friends, meet/network with new colleagues and learn more about the field of Orientation, Retention and Transition! (Will also do a separate post about my conference).

Day 5: Thankful for the opportunity to explore a new city (ya for INDY) with my fellow colleague from SJSU. We had a blast getting to know each other more, having deep conversations and exploring a new city! Thanks for hanging out with me Rigo!

Day 6: Presenting for the 2nd time at a national conference! Since graduate school, my professional “bucket list” has had presenting at a national conference on it. Accomplished that goal last year and feel very grateful to have been able to present again this year! TWO years in a row baby!

Day 7: Attending a fabulous Author’s Luncheon during the NODA Conference! This was one of the highlights for me. It was incredible to be in a room hearing from these five authors on topics that are so true and relevant right now. I felt truly inspired by their works and can’t wait to read their stories.

Day 8: The ability and privilege to VOTE!   vote-counts1

Day 9: Thankful for a weeknight dinner and drinks date with my college bestie, Caitlin and our friend Jen (who also went to UCSB). It was so wonderful meeting these girls for dinner, talking about life and just spending time together. Cait lives in Davis, so we don’t see each other too often. I am so thankful for our friendship and love whenever I get to see her. My goal is to make a better effort to see her more often. Jen, recently moved from NYC to the San Jose area…no excuse now in not seeing her now! Glad to have such great women in my life!

Day 10: TRUE statement! Every day IS a NEW beginning and we always have the chance to start over! I love this quote and feel like it rings especially true with everything that has happened since the election… We need to unite together, continue to fight the good fight, keep our heads up high and remember to LOVE! Lets keep moving forward and start again!


 Day 11: Thank you to all our military personnel for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom! Today we HONOR YOU and THANK YOU!! HAPPY VETERANS DAYS!


Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie





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