October 14, 2011

10 Reasons to be Thankful for Post-Grad Life

This week was the 4-month anniversary of my graduation from college. While this new season has brought a lot of transition and uncertainty, I have also had numerous inspirations to celebrate this phase of life (students everywhere, take heart!) 

When I’m loving life, being thankful is easy, but the practice also helps dissipate melancholy when I’m not. So, because I need to remember, and because students everywhere need a reason to believe there’s life beyond midterms, here’s a chronicle of some things that have made these last 4 months good. 


Sunshine and sand beaches

Time to read books I choose

Time to cook 

Time to write

Time to play

Time to stop and smell the flowers (occasionally)

Friends who are also family in Christ

That being old and graduated doesn't mean I stop having adventures

And that the end of school doesn't have to be the end of being a nerd.

Whatever your stage of life, what are you thankful for today?


  1. Very nice. =) I'm thankful for the few hours I have of work, and for the awesome writing peeps I've met and formed supportive relationships with this past summer.

  2. Good ones! A way to provide for yourself and a community to be a part of are, I think, two of the most central blessings.

  3. Grateful for today, because today only goes in one direction...(forward...):D, and thanking God for illuminations in oh so many forms!!

  4. Today I am thankful for my health, my creativity, good friends, and Scooter.
    I'm so happy to be included in your blog. I'm always up for a new adventure!
    Also, what is that poster in your room? It looks awesome. Is the 1066 bit about William The Conqueror?

  5. 1066 absolutely is about William the Conqueror! The poster is a visual history of English--one of my favorite nerd subjects. If you click on the photo, it should enlarge enough to give you the gist.