Thankful Thursday 23 January 2020

Thursday already!? I feel like these weeks just fly by, but I try to savour every moment.

I don’t think I’ll be moving from either position at both jobs, and through my deep breaths and thinking what a co-worker friend told me (“things happen for a reason. There’s a reason why you’re still here and still in the same positions”), I decided to look at the Canadian immigration site. For 2020, they need people in my role, the role I do full-time. Do I like what I do? No, but if it’ll get me there once I save up more money, it’ll help me go back to school to become a therapist. I want to be a therapist.

Also, since they are in need of people in my role, I wonder if that would mean I could get a job to hire me as an American, then sign the papers for residency. If they can’t find citizens or permanent residents that can do the role, that’s when they hire people from other countries. I’ll have to retake my English test, but maybe I will reach out to a Canadian headhunter. Having a job already lined up would negate the monetary requirement for immigration. I can also change my job at any time when I become a permanent resident. Things truly do happen for a reason and I’m thankful for the co-worker friend that gave me that perspective.

I’m thankful for friends and family in general this week for listening and encouraging. I have a blood test for my physical on Saturday and I’m very nervous. Everyone has been wishing me well, another co-worker friend said, “it’s 2020, new Jess and better health!” I’ve been saying that all week. Getting diagnosed with gluten issues, it was helping my liver last year, it has helped my health in general, so I think I’ll be good. Who would have thought getting diagnosed with celiac and sensitivities would have helped? I’m thankful for my health.

Yesterday I had a good hair day and as I was taking a selfie, a biker stopped and said, “hey girl!” I felt so beautiful yesterday and it was a welcomed feeling. I am also thankful of this cold weather.

What are you grateful for?

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

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