What am I most grateful for this month? I am grateful for my extended family. One of my aunts recently got married and celebrating this milestone with my parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles felt like a bubble bath and a glass of wine for my soul.
What am I least grateful for this month? On the one hand, I am surprisingly accepting of the fact that my new job is part-time. Thanks to C’s graduate student stipend, we can make ends meet — wihile also saving a little and having some fun, though we do live quite simply — with me only earning a part time salary, and I have welcomed the extra time that I have to read, cook, spend time with C, and write. On top of that, I really love my job, and I would rather be earning fifty percent and loving what I do one hundred percent than the other way around. On the other hand, I have been feeling guilty about only working part-time and also about not using my non-working hours more efficiently. I am not grateful for these feelings of guilt and I would like to spend October thinking about what I need to do to remedy them. In particular, I would like to think about how I can make my non-working hours more productive and satisfying. Read more