On Being Thankful

. category: A Slice of Christina
  • Happy Thanksgiving blog readers! It’s officially turkey day in the states. As it’s rare my blog postings fall exactly on a holiday I’m skipping a week of my usual Thursday posts to get a little personal today.

    Thanksgiving is possibly my favourite holiday because it’s like Christmas with all the trimmings and gathering of family but without the pressure of having to buy gifts for each other. Our gifts on this day is to be thankful for whom and what we have in our life. This year has been a full and busy year. I was able to spend more time than usual with my family in Chicago and abroad for family weddings, Colin and I had many travels for destination weddings (personal and business related), I reconnected with a childhood friend by getting to photograph her wedding, I said goodbye to a good friend who moved back to the states and another who will be doing the same in December, I have started rebranding yet again which is no small feat, and Colin has taken a step down from his role at work to help with some new projects we have set out for my business next year which is exciting and scary but we are looking forward to the change and challenge.

    When it comes to realising what one has to be thankful for it’s in these things that I know what I am thankful for each day. Not small tokens and objects but the people in my life and privilege to do what I love. I am also thankful that photography exists for us to be able to remember these moments. I look at these photos and know what’s important in my life.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for reading my posts each and every week.

On Being Thankful

. category: A Slice of Christina

Happy Thanksgiving blog readers! It’s officially turkey day in the states. As it’s rare my blog postings fall exactly on a holiday I’m skipping a week of my usual Thursday posts to get a little personal today.

Thanksgiving is possibly my favourite holiday because it’s like Christmas with all the trimmings and gathering of family but without the pressure of having to buy gifts for each other. Our gifts on this day is to be thankful for whom and what we have in our life. This year has been a full and busy year. I was able to spend more time than usual with my family in Chicago and abroad for family weddings, Colin and I had many travels for destination weddings (personal and business related), I reconnected with a childhood friend by getting to photograph her wedding, I said goodbye to a good friend who moved back to the states and another who will be doing the same in December, I have started rebranding yet again which is no small feat, and Colin has taken a step down from his role at work to help with some new projects we have set out for my business next year which is exciting and scary but we are looking forward to the change and challenge.

When it comes to realising what one has to be thankful for it’s in these things that I know what I am thankful for each day. Not small tokens and objects but the people in my life and privilege to do what I love. I am also thankful that photography exists for us to be able to remember these moments. I look at these photos and know what’s important in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for reading my posts each and every week.