Thursday, November 15, 2012


Being home sick provides lots of time for some good reflection.  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am always reminded how of how many blessings I have in my life.  I don't always pause to say how grateful I am for those blessings, so here's a list of 25 things I am most grateful for in my life right now (in no particular order)...

1. My amazing family
2. My supportive friends
3. Good health
4. Running
5. Seattle
6. My opportunities to travel 
7. St. Madeleine Sophie
8. My nieces and nephews
9. My job and my close friends from work
10. J-Crew
11. Greenlake
12. Coffee
13. Evening walks with my mom and the dog
14. Ski trips with my dad
15. Martha's Vineyard
16. My time in Boston 
17. Wine
18. Setting Goals and Dreaming Big
19. Good books
20. My education
21. Intellectual curiosity 
22. Parents who love me, support me, and encourage me
23. The Klingenstein Summer Institute
24. Hard Workouts
25. Being challenged and Taking Risks


  1. This is such a perfect list for you, especially numbers 2, 5, and 6! You've inspired me to make a list of my own, thanks chika. (PS you missed: coffee dates at Essential and VPC!)

  2. Hi! I did a google search for Klingenstein Summer Institute and your blog came up. I applied for the 2013 summer session and was not accepted and wanted to talk to you about what you did to be accepted. I am in my 2nd year of teaching and would love to attend the program before it is too late! Please email me if you get a chance. Thank you!