Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving


This weekend was thanksgiving and the occasion of thanks got me thinking. Last year at thanksgiving, I was hating where I was in my life- I was broke and I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. In short I wasn’t thankful for much (and yes I realize how much of princess I sound like, seeing as I had and always have had a lot to be grateful for).

But what a difference a year makes!

Every year my grandmother hosts thanksgiving and usually we go around the room and each person has to say what they are most grateful for; this year, however, we didn’t. So I thought I would start the tradition here!

Bianca’s Gratitude List
My family~ this one obviously goes without saying, but it’s something that bears repeating as much as possible. I love my family sooooo much, they are amazing; EVERY.SINGLE.DAY I am grateful for them and how they have molded me.

My friends~ another “goes without saying” one, but- again- it bears repeating. When I moved back to Edmonton from Toronto, I was so defeated; but I held on to the thought that there HAD to be a reason that I was coming back; and undoubtedly the reason was the amazing friends I have made and reconnected with since returning home 3 years ago. Among these wonderful people I have found dreamers, supporters and some of the truest gems ever- these people are the family I have chosen!

Clarity~ throughout my 24th year- more than any other year before- I felt so completely lost; I didn’t know who I was or who I wanted to be and I felt like a stranger in my own life. I thought I knew what I wanted but I didn’t and I didn’t even know where to begin figuring myself out. Throughout the year there were many growing pains, but now having gotten through the gauntlet, I feel like I am- finally- figuring out who it is I want to be- and it feels so amazing!

*Note that I am also grateful for the small things, like the roof over my head, the clothes on my back, the car I drive and so forth; but I wanted to keep the list to the big stuff.*

For the longest time I thought life was about the destination and I was getting fed up with the journey; but I finally figured out that life IS the journey. Cheesy I know, but so damned true!

And one more cheesy moment, I am thankful for you- the people who choose to read the words I write and take time to comment- it means a lot. I have grown so much through blogging and writing, the whole process has ignited so many things inside me that I never knew existed. I always thought I was the type of person that couldn't commit and it just happened that I needed to find something that I felt committed to- this place has shown me that. So thank you again for stopping by!

I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and have many things/people/experiences to be thankful for.



  1. you are so cute. I am glad things are working out better for you this year, and that you have such a great attitude! Good for you! And thank you for the lovely blog :)

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  3. Thank you so much Kastles, you have no idea how happy I am in recent months!

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