With Christmas in two short days, I thought I’d write about 3 Things I'm Thankful For.
Friends and Family
I don’t know how I got so lucky, but somehow I’ve ended up with a wonderful support system. I’ve known some of my closest friends for the majority of my life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m lucky to live in the same city as my family, so I see them very often, which is amazing.
I love to learn. I always have, and I think I always will. I was fortunate enough to go to a wonderful university for my undergraduate degree, and to then return for my graduate degree. It was during my college and graduate school careers that I traveled pretty extensively through Europe. All of those experiences across 6 years proved invaluable. Since finishing graduate school, I've tried to seek out continuing education opportunities. Here in North Carolina we're lucky to have SkillPop - located in both Charlotte and Raleigh!
Art and Museums
I seriously can’t imagine my life without art (in various forms) and museums. Some of my fondest memories from traveling include visiting museums, and specifically seeking out certain exhibitions. In college I interned at the V&A in London, which was an experience I’ll never forget. It instilled in me a love of collections, exhibitions and museum work.
Two years ago I was flabbergasted (there really is no other word) by the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A. Can you tell I love London and the V&A? Throughout my travels I’ve made it a point to visit local museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces. I remember seeking out architectural gems in Rome, visiting the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, and the Guggenheim in Venice. Gift shops in museums tend to be my favorite, and I typically purchase exhibition catalogs, gallery guides, etc. as souvenirs.
My list could really go on for awhile. I think it’s always nice to reflect on what you’re thankful for during the rush of the holiday season.
During this holiday season, what are you thankful for?