Month: January 2020


I am thankful for our ten foot high ceilings. Yes, it might be drafty. Yes, the windows are old and don’t shut properly. No, I can’t even reach the top of my windows.

But it’s nice to have such a wide open area. I feel like I can breathe. It makes this less than 1000 square feet apartment, seem a lil bit bigger than it actually is.


Today I am thankful for clear enough skies to be able to see some stars. Often in the city, there is too much light pollution to see anything up there, but I could tonight. Not a cloud in the sky.

It’s a welcome reminder that whatever my mind is fixated on does not fucking matter. It is a small, insignificant detail, within this gigantic world. It would do me good to remember this, regularly.


Today marks eleven years since I moved to Chicago. It also makes five years since Marc had brain surgery. Both are worth celebrating, for such very different reasons. So much has changed. We are both different people now than we used to be.

He already had Monday off work for MLK day and took today off, to have a long weekend together. I am loving it, especially because of the current weather. It snowed several inches on Friday and now it’s in the single digits. It’s really nice to not have anywhere to be, together.

Currently, I am smelling delicious scents of apple and cinnamon filling our apartment, he’s making some kind of apple bread. The oven is warming the apartment. I am drinking wine. And I am just so very thankful to be exactly where I am right now.


Today, I am thankful for the beautiful snow. Sawyer loves it, I have great snow boots to walk in, and even though there’s inches of snow, it’s not that cold out. Could be worse!

And I’m always thankful for this one, but once again… relieved that I was able to get a pretty heavy workload done today, from home. The best part about the snow is that I did not have the commute in it. So very thankful for the opportunity to make money from home!


Lots of people walk by the office, and stare into the floor to ceiling, wall to wall window. Today, I noticed a blind guy walk past with his cane. And I realized, he likely isn’t even aware of this office that most people stare into, so absent-mindedly.

It made me thankful for my own vision, however terrible it might be without glasses or contacts. At least I am able to stare at people, places, and things, as I walk past them.