This Thanksgiving I feel I have so much to be thankful for!
Although this year my path was not as straight forward as I hoped it would have been, each and every time I felt I was veering off of my path I was pulled back in the direction I was meant to go. I experienced many challenges and opportunities that I would not trade for anything because they brought me to where I am today!
I am so thankful to have reconnected with my faith and to be a member at C3 Toronto (many thanks to Erica for bringing me back in May and for all her support in my journey), I have a wonderful, supportive group of friends who I love and care for very much, I have incredible parents who are always there for me, my family - especially my aunt Joanne (second mom) and cousin Ashley (sister), and to name a few other things I am thankful for this year: coffee & brunch (thank you to Baddies for serving me countless long blacks and for filling my weekly brunch cravings), graduating from university & moving back home to Toronto, working in Yorkville at Kit + Ace with such an incredible group of people, becoming a member at Equinox (best gym in the city), C+E's Sunday bbqs, rollerblading with Linas along the lake, C3 connect groups, reiki sessions with Angela, travel - having the opportunity to visit Ireland and see Elanna, Paddy & my grandparents & my upcoming trip to NY with Heather, applying for & landing my new job (which I will start next Monday) at bluboho, mother nature for keeping the weather a beautiful as it has been (I'm still wearing flip flops, no jacket, & driving around with my windows rolled down!)... I could go on and on but I want to share a few pictures (because I'm a visual person & love taking pictures) of a handful of special people who I am giving thanks for this year!
I'm so thankful to have Erica in my life. From working at Sherway together years ago (not in the same stores: Wilfred & Lululemon, but visiting each other so often we were able to build a friendship) to... taking Paulina's pilates classes, introducing me to C3, getting our nails done, exploring various places to eat in the city & ordering different things on the menu to share, drinking countless iced coconut matcha's, having Sunday bbqs, letting me shop your closet, & for being such an incredible support, you always encourage me to be my best self! I'm so happy to be a part of your life and to have been able to celebrate the soon to be new addition to the Weidelich family, wishing you & your baby boy health & happiness this year!
I'm so thankful for Heather (& Rambo of course!)! It still blows my mind that we only met this year because I feel like I've know you so much longer! We have more in common than anyone could guess (except I love exersize & vegetables and you don't - the running joke of our friendship)! You're always there to support & push me to my potential! I love how we keep each other balanced in various aspects of our lives! I'm so happy to be as close to you as I've become & special thanks for inviting me over to join in on your family's Thanksgiving dinner! Love always!
I'm thankful for this lovely lady, Tiana! She has such a kind heart & the biggest, most beautiful smile! I'm so happy I sat behind you in our high school math class & that you also chose to go to UW to study Global Business & Digital Arts! My life wouldn't be the same without you in it! I love our coffee dates & our facetime dates (now that you're currently on exchange in Hong Kong!)! Love always!
I'm thankful for Rida! From really bonding while on exchange in Australia, to our numerous coffee & brunch dates, sleepovers, facetime calls & everything in between! You have been an incredible support this year & I wouldn't be the person I am today without out! I'm so happy you're living in Toronto so we can have off-screen dates! Love always!
2017 was a year of growth, love & learning... and it's not over yet! I can't wait to see what the next few months & this coming year will bring!