Welcome to a new series of blog posts which I’m titling, Thankful Thursdays. It is so easy to get caught up with why life is so hard and focus on bad things we aren’t happy with our blogs, social media, jobs and just life in general. That’s not to say we shouldn’t be thankful every day, but I decided to use Thursday as the day I write about all the things I am thankful for from the week that has passed.
Goals and Milestones
This week I have hit several mini milestones for my blog and social media that I am really happy with. I achieved my first 30 blog followers since finally figuring out how to add a WordPress follow button! I know its a very small amount but it means a lot to me.
In addition, I also hit some small goals on my social medias. My Instagram passed 100 followers and my Twitter is approaching 200! So, thank you so much to everyone who supports me and my content. I appreciate you all very much.
Community & Friends
Since joining the bookish community I have made so many friends and got to interact with so many lovely people. Every day I see an act of kindness on my feed that renews my faith in humanity. I am extremely thankful for all my bookish friends that are there to give advice and support me when I need it!
Some moments that stood out to me this week:
- Some lovely people on Instagram shared my feed on their stories and welcomed me to Bookstagram which I thought was really sweet. It is so nice to feel welcome and encouraged by others.
- I entered a 2019 book release giveaway on Twitter and I chose King of Scars. The lovely Becky at CrooksBooks saw my request and offered to send me a spare copy that she didn’t want. How kind is that! Thank you so much Becky!
I have been struggling a lot this week with people saying not so nice things online and dealing with anxiety surrounding my future and career. So thank you to everyone who has been there to lend an ear and help me through it.
A New Season, Hello Spring!
This is not necessarily something a lot of people would be thankful for but I really am! As much as I love getting snuggled under a blanket in Winter, I have missed the sun. It has been so nice to feel the sun on my face again, along with a gentle breeze. Its the little things in life that you appreciate sometimes and this is no exception. I feel like sunny weather really does positively impact my mood too. I feel so much more positive and happy when the sun is shining!
Thank you so much for reading. I invite you all to think of three things you are thankful for this Thursday!