I'd been planning on writing this Thanksgiving freebie about all of the books I was grateful for - titles that I'd read in the last year or so which had helped me feel better or brought me great joy.
But instead I've decided to write a slightly different post today.
I think it's high time I publicly thank all of the people that I'm thankful for, and acknowledge the things that I'm thankful for. I often find myself taking things for granted and not respecting the fact that I've got so much more than a lot of people in the world will ever be able to have, but the last couple of weeks have really hammered home to me that I am an extremely lucky person.
10) My health
9) My blog
8) My colleagues
The team that I work with is just so great, even if some of them do drive me crazy on occasion!
7) My friends
5) My boyfriend
4) My family
3) My job
2) My life
Recently I've been made aware of just how privileged I am to be who I am: I'm white, I'm cisexual, I don't practice religion and I have a job so I don't need to worry about money. I'm bisexual, but I'm currently in a relationship with a man, so from a distant I would seem straight. Being a woman can be difficult, but there are so many fighters for the feminist cause which makes it much more bearable.
Compared to all of the people I see online getting persecuted daily for their sexuality, gender, race or religion, and those who are being discriminated against for their class or for having a disability, I'm extremely lucky. I'm never going to take that for granted again, and I'm going to use my position to fight for those being targeted.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! What things are you grateful for?