As you guys know, my last day was yesterday at my day job. I have been overcome with emotions and I have just begun to work through them. Today was super busy with dogs, cleaning, preparing, and making lists of things I have to do over the coming weeks. I have a ‘to buy’ list, the ‘I want’ list, and the ‘To do’ list. Let me tell you: They are all long. So, instead of getting into how exhausted I am already, I’m going to switch it up a bit.
This Thanksgiving, there is a lot to be thankful for. So, instead of my traditional posts, I’m going to list off everything that comes to mind (note: I don’t make ‘drafts’ what I write on my blog. It’s all on-the-spot, and unedited, so sometimes there are typos).
I am thankful this year for:
-A super supportive husband who loves me and has made sacrifices to help me get to where I am.
-My family and my husband’s family for the support and love when things got really hard.
-My dog for forgiving me for not giving him the attention and training that he deserves. I’ll admit that sometimes when I got home from a 16 hour day, I was too tired to feed him.
-My old job for being supportive and understanding my reasons in leaving. Also, they wished me lots of luck, made me cry, and made it even harder to leave.
-My friends who have helped me along the way when I needed to scream or cry, or just vent and curse and talk shit. Seriously, you helped me get here.
-All my supporters of this blog. I’m so happy all of you are following me. I encourage you to make a comment, or let me know you are reading. It does help on hard days.
-My clients for trusting and believing in me with your dogs. I want to help, and I don’t know everything. But I know where to start, and I won’t stop learning. I won’t give up, and I have stories to prove it. I am worth your time and your money, I promise. Thank you for putting your trust in me. I’ll show you what I’m made of!
-My neighbors for putting up with me and all the dogs that come and go, and make their dog try to get through the fence to get to the dogs in my backyard.
-On-the-go meals. I think I would have starved without them.
-The fact that my husband has a job and can support us if I don’t make any money next year.
-The ability to save and budget. We have made plans and have put money aside for emergencies, as well as ‘just in case’ money.
-Facebook. Yeah, this one is weird. But it has really helped me get my name out there, meet new people and educate people. I really enjoy hosting events and advertising through facebook because it is always such a great turnout!
-And most of all: I’m thankful specifically for my parents. For making me. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for my parents. They shaped me into an entrepreneur, and I have made the decisions and the choices because of the way they raised me.
So, thank you all for being here in one way or another. I feel so accomplished at what I have done, and I wouldn’t be here without all of you.