Starting Over

This Thanksgiving, I have so much to be thankful for.  My health, my friends, my family, the love of my life, my extended family, my education, my freedom…and I could go on and on.  I just turned 25, and the world is at my fingertips.  I just finished my first half-marathon, I am embracing the opportunity of finishing my MBA while I work part time on the side for a company I care so much for.  This year has been filled with ups and downs, but I can truly say the ups have outweighed the downs.

Now, did I mention I finally found the time to pursue my dream of starting my own blog? And was just getting into a groove when part of my life was ripped out from under me.  It started with a few texts Tuesday morning that my email account had gotten hacked…and before it was all over I was found with A) no email account and B) no blog.  The loss email account is inconvenient, but I can deal with it.  The blog, on the other hand, had me a bit emotional (an understatement).

I will spare you the sad story, and count my blessings instead.  I am here starting from scratch, and determined not to let some heartless hacker get the best of me.  I will miss not being able to go back one day and read about the last five months of my life.  But again, I have so much to be thankful for.  All I can do is stand up, brush off my knees, and pick up just where I left off.  

At some point I may relink my old 2012 – July 2013 posts (known as twentyyearsyoungsingle something) – but for now I am embracing the moment, remembering lessons learned and appreciating my clean start.
Afterall – this is only the beginning of the next quarter of my life!