Happy Thursday! Thursdays seem almost like Fridays to me, so they’re sort of confusing days to me 🙂 I’m still trying to get my life back to an organized state after traveling for Christmas and then leaving almost immediately for my trip to Ecuador. Here’s what I’m thankful for right now:
I’m thankful for my trip to Ecuador. Almost every week since I was last there I’ve thought about wanting to go back again. Being back was a dream come true for me, and I was so excited to see some of my old friends, eat foods I love that I can only get there, and see the city once again!
I’m thankful for the massage I got in the side of a volcano. Beyond it being a seriously neat experience, I had been having back pain since my drive home in a crazy winter storm after Christmas. Traveling for about 24 hours down to Ecuador certainly didn’t help, and having that massage was fantastic! It’ll always be a great memory.
I’m thankful that I got randomly bumped up to first class. I have absolutely no idea what led to me getting bumped up to first class (I very rarely even fly on this specific airlines), but when I checked in for my flight in Quito, they printed out a first class ticket for me! I enjoyed a nice meal, wide seat, and great amount of leg room for my overseas flight, and I was pretty thankful for that. I even had a chance to doze on and off for a bit of time which was really nice!
I’m thankful that I didn’t get sick on my trip! Traveling, especially to a foreign country, means an increased risk of getting sick (my last overseas trip I ended up with food poisoning). While I try to be smart (drink bottled or boiled water, don’t eat food off carts on the side of the road, etc…) it’s hard when you’re eating in kitchens and restaurants with different food standards. My stomach hurt just a little bit my last day, but that’s it and I’m thankful!
I’m thankful I have a job I’m excited to go back to. A little “fun fact”- I haven’t been in to my office in almost a month! We were closed for a little over two weeks for Christmas, and then opened up right as I went to Ecuador. While it was nice to have so much time off, I’m so excited to head back to work again! Even more exciting- seeing my co-workers! I’ve missed them quite a bit.
Now it’s your turn to share! What are you feeling thankful for today?