The First of November is NOT the First Day of Christmas

The First of November is NOT the First Day of Christmas

I mean I honestly can not wait to go home to a bright Christmas tree...but I can wait till after Thanksgivings for that.

On halloween I was asked "guess what tomorrow is" and I was like what because honestly nothing came to my mind. It was halloween and tomorrow is none the less November first. I sat and pondered it for a second and finally asked "what".


At this point I laughed and shrugged it off because it is not the first day of Christmas and I will never consider November first the first day of Christmas. But do not get me wrong I love Christmas but you guy rush it way too much. It is already November which is insane and once Christmas hits it will be 2018 in a matter of 6 days after. The days are rushed because our society chooses to rush it.

November is the month of thanksgiving and the month where it is still fall but also could potentially snow at any point in the day or weeks. Before we rush to Christmas right away, here are some things to be thankful for in the month of November.

1. Be thankful for your Family

Be thankful for the wonderful family you have that supports you no matter what. They have given you everything and they deserve your respect more than you know.

2. Be thankful for your dog (or pets)

This is Baylee A.K.A the best dog on planet earth! I love her to the moon and back.

3. Be thankful for the opportunities you had this year

Yes, I was 5 feet away from Shawn Mendes back in August and I still cry about it to this day!

I got to experience Summer Bash for the first time and saw Niall Horan and Liam Payne solo...I miss One Direction so much.

These are just some of my memories and opportunities. You all should be thankful for every opportunity you had because those opportunities do not come around often.

4. Be thankful for the friends you have in your life, even if there are not many.

Yes, I do have friends...well...a only two. But hey you should still be grateful for them!

There are many things to be thankful for and I surly do have more to be thankful for than just these four things above.

But before we move on to Christmas, lets enjoy the little bit of fall we might have left, enjoy turkey dinner and being thankful for everything in your life, enjoy the craziness of black Friday and just be patient for Christmas. When December first comes around then you can tell me it is the first day of Christmas.

I mean I honestly can not wait to go home to a bright Christmas tree...but I can wait till after Thanksgivings for that.

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We can't always be together, but you have never completely "left" me behind and have been there with me through thick and thin and I am so grateful.

2. Being my biggest cheerleader

Thank you for not only being there through the bad, but also celebrating my victories with me. I can always look forward to telling you good news because I know you'll be happy right along with me.

3. Answering my "important" phone calls

Whether it's a "he texted me back!!!" phone call, or an "I found a gray hair, please help!!" phone call, you pick up the phone and hype up with me no matter what.

4. Being selfless, and going above & beyond to make sure I know I'm worthy

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5. Brushing my hair when I don't feel like it

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6. For being there through all of my mini-crises

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7. For talking me out of things

If it wasn't for you talking me out of things, I'd probably have quit my job, be dating a horrible guy, got my eyebrow pierced, etc.

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My Soulmate Isn't My SO Or A Boy Toy, It's My BFF

I've got mine, and she is and will always be the best part of my life.


When I was in the eighth grade I met my best friend. I did not expect to meet someone that fills all the empty spots in my heart, but she did. I did not know anyone and was new to school and she walked up and began talking to me and it was like an automatic piece to my puzzle that I had been missing for so much of my life. We just fit. We were total opposites, she is outgoing, loud, funny. As where I was shy, quiet, and I certainly could not make a whole room laugh like she did. Ever. She was everything I needed and more, she was my soulmate.

I know that sounds cliché and you're probably thinking I am over exaggerating but please hear me out. My soulmate was definitely not a boy. Trust me, I've been there and I have done that. No boy could ever have as much of my heart as my best friend does. While having someone love you and experience life with is fun, it has been so much more fulfilling for it to be my best friend, my gal pal, my sister. Through junior high, high school, and choosing to go to the same university together, we had the best friend part down.

From scheduling the same classes together, having lunch dates with one another in the union, and spending every tailgate together before going to the football game, she was there. I promise life is 100% more fun when you are doing things with them. She is the speed dial in my life, the very first person I call when I need something. I know that if it was not for her my life would be empty. Why? Because when you find someone that fits into your life perfectly, trust me you do not want to lose them or all the memories you have together. She is the Christina Yang to my Meredith Grey and if you have that person, hold on tight to them.

It did not take me long until I realized that no boy can ever love you as much as your "person" can. Boys come and go, but a best friend is forever. She picks me up when I am down. She never leaves me out. She knows when I am upset and she'll hold my hand and make me laugh until the situation is fixed. When I am struggling in life, in school, or in my faith, she reaches out and reminds me that I am perfect no matter what. I am far from perfect most of the time, but she never ever makes me feel that way. Sometimes, that is all we need in life: someone to believe in you.

So soulmate, thank you. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, for being you. I thank God for placing you in my life exactly when I needed you. You are beauty, grace, and a lover of everyone. You think you're lucky, but I know that I am blessed for you being in my life. I am a better person because of you. I step out of my comfort zone more because of you. I love people and things more fiercely because of you.

My advice to you all, find YOUR soul mate. Whether it is a boy or a girl, a soul mate is needed to get through life. I've got mine, and she is and will always be the best part of my life. If you have one, make sure you hang on tight, as they get you through this crazy thing we call life. To my soul mate, I love you.

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