As promised, my v.// 2 Thanksgiving post! This one was much bigger and crazier than the first - I have one sibling and five other cousins, on top of their families/significant others/parents and our grandmother. All of us have (essentially) grown up together, since we all lived/live in two adjacent counties, and that makes holidays so much more fun than they otherwise would be. I only see my dad's family a few times a year, so it's a little more stiff than my mom's.
Since I didn't talk about what I was thankful for in my first thanksgiving post, I guess I'll do that now. I have to say that the single biggest thing I'm thankful for is my (inner) strength. I haven't talked about this here on the blog (although I've wanted to) because I couldn't figure out a way to broach it to all of you, but... here goes: I've struggled with suicide since 2009, when I was hospitalized for my safety.
This past year I've struggled so much with suicidal thoughts (because of this), so the strength I've somehow summoned up not to escape the world is what I'm most thankful for. After I "made it out of the woods" in 2009, I promised myself I would never try to escape again; against all odds, I have kept that promise, because I've never broken a promise to anyone, myself included. That's (most of) the story behind the tattoo I'm getting in 15 days (eeek!), which I'll reveal soon after. :)
Now that that surprise (I know you are!) is over, I want to assure you that I've been doing much better in the last month than I have in a long time; you'll still be seeing regular posts from me! ;) Speaking of which, I'll be back tomorrow for an outfit post about my first venture into a new (to me) fashion trend. Enjoy your evening, loves! xx
^ that's Orion you see through the trees. :)
currently listening to..// Don't You Remember - Adele