THE CHRONICLES #5: CURRENTLY THANKFUL FOR

I used to keep a notebook on my nightstand that said "be happy" on it in gold. every night, I wrote down three things I was grateful for that day. it was a tip I'd read over and over again while researching ways to literally be happy.

It worked for a while then life showed me how unpredictably cruel it could be and in a case of rage, I threw the journal out. I haven't written in one since, but I told myself in the new year, I'd do what I could attract that kind of positivity in my life again because tbqh, it's exhausting carrying the weight of unhappiness.

with that being said, what am I thankful for? easy...living within walking distance of this incredible view.

it's been a lifelong dream of mine to live where I do and I've fought to be here for the last five/six years. at first, I thought I wanted to live in manhattan and believe me, if I had the opportunity to, I would move in tomorrow...but right now, I'm beyond content in my little city, jersey city. it gives me the opportunity to take in the most powerful skyline I've ever seen...every.single.day.

SHOP THE LOOK:

jacket (similar), maurice's // hat (similar), bcbgeneration // scarf (similar), tj maxx // glasses, ray-ban // leggings, lularoe // sneakers, nike

28 comments:

  1. Such a neat post. I love seeing where people live and why they chose to call it home. I'm glad I found your blog. Have a wonderful day!
    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love this! I love NYC and I would love to live in Manhattan one day but I'm definitely thankful for what I have and where I live!

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    1. there are so many cities I hope to live in one day, but right now, this is where I'm meant to be...the same way your home is right now! x

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  3. Such a cute post! Love this and NYC skyline!

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    1. it's a view I can't get enough of, that's for sure! x

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  4. Love this post! It's important to remember what you're thankful for!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  5. Love this. That's usually what I am thankful for too. Something very humbling about walking near water to me.

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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    1. bodies of water are such powerful forces, so I think it reminds us how small we are...& nothing's more humbling than natural scenery like that. x

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  6. i feel this, i moved to nyc a few months ago after wanting to live here for ages! everything works out in the end x

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  7. Yay for living in your dream city! When my parents lived there, they loved it.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

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    1. your parents & I have something in common then! x

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  8. oh my gosh girl thank you for this reminder to always look gratitude in the face daily. I really need to add this to my night routine.
    xoxo

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    1. you're so welcome...and I hope you do! it's definitely made me appreciate so much more. x

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  9. It is always a good idea to take check of where you are at and where you want to go. NYC is such a wonderful city and even if I get to live there for a few months, I would certainly take the opportunity.

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    1. it's something I need to do more often. it's so easy to get caught up & forget the simple things. x

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  10. What a sweet blog post! It's such a great feeling to be content in where you are. <3

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  11. this post! This is beautifully written, being content where you are is harder than it seems sometimes. But I love it!
    xoxo
    Ashley | http://ablondeandabriefcase.com

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  12. What a short but sweet post! Loved how you approached this.

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    1. thanks babe! I've learned throughout the years that short & sweet is the best way to go w/ blog posts. x

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    2. thanks babe! I've learned throughout the years that short & sweet is the best way to go w/ blog posts. x

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