Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday. Taking time to reflect on what you are grateful for and celebrating with loved ones is so important in the face-paced world we live in. For the first time in my life, I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving outside the US. Living in Singapore, I’ve been introduced to the large expat community here. There are lot of Thanksgiving celebrations all over the country and I am looking forward to celebrating with new friends. This Thanksgiving is even more special for me since I have so much to be thankful for. Not having my mom act like world is ending – now that I am finally married is probably what I am most thankful for. Just kidding (ok maybe not ;) Jokes aside, I wanted to share what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving since you are one of them!

What I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving

  • Marrying my soul mate: In my heart, I always knew what I was looking for in my life partner. Someone who was kind, caring, humble, but also smart, ambitious, and wanted to make a difference in the world. So many people told me, I would never find all the qualities I was looking for and to just settle. While it wasn’t easy, I am so thankful I waited to find and marry Shiv.
  • My Family: This year I truly learned the importance of family. From the wedding, to moving to Sonoma, to now moving to Singapore – my family loved and supported me with each step. I could have never dealt with so many changes without their constant support and guidance. If you follow my Facebook page, you see my sister and mom comment on almost every post. They are my biggest supporters and I am so thankful for their love.
  • New Friends: When you live in one place your whole life, the concept of no new friends is a mantra most people live by. In the last year, I have made some of my closest friends! From my blogger besties (Nikki and Sophie) to our friends in Santa Rosa, I will always remember how they welcomed me with open arms.
  • Blogger Community: In the last year, I realized how amazing the blogging community really is. When I was visiting Singapore in September, so many bloggers reached out to say hi. I let them know we were planning on moving and they offered to help me find a place to live, meet, and connect me to their friends and community. In my second week in Singapore, I have met some amazing bloggers who care more about friendship than followers. I am so thankful to them for helping me transition smoothly to SG.
  • You: Throughout this year, there have been so many times when I wanted to quit blogging. Each time I would get a message or an email from a reader saying how I have helped them in some way or a note saying they loved an article I wrote. Those messages kept me going. Also your messages and comments on Instagram and Snap always encouraged me to keep trying different things and to further evolve myself and content!

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Outfit Details // Sweater – Topshop // Jeans – Express // Bag – Burberry Similar // Boots – Hunter Wellington //

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  1. Definitely a lot of things to be thankful for <3
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  2. happy holidays dear. im so glad we have virtually met through this thing called blogging and im thankful for that :)
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  3. Happy Thanksgiving!These are all things that I am thankful for as well as an American living away from home you articulated my own thoughts so well!

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