Giving Thanks For 2013

Romance, Love, and Thanksgiving

I know I’m late to add to the wave of  Thanksgiving themed blog posts. I only decided to write one  today after reading this Thanksgiving post by Paris.

1. Love:

I’m thankful that I have an amazing man in my life. I could go on and on about this, but  I think it’s in everyone’s best interest to just leave it there. The kissy picture has already sent the cheese-meter over the limit.

2. Health:

2013 has been a good year. My overall fitness has improved significantly with the introduction of more weight training and high intensity circuit type workouts, and I’m currently training for my very first half marathon. It’s empowering.

3. Family:

Living away from Sydney makes me realise how much I miss my (batshit crazy) family. I’m thankful for loving parents and the fact that my siblings have grown to be intelligent, well balanced individuals, despite early signs to the contrary.

4. Friends:

In the last 12 months in Melbourne, I met quite a large number of great people (sometimes in the most random places) who have become close friends.

5. Work:

As some of you know, I’ve been doing a bit of locum optometry block work in different Australian towns/cities. I feel very fortunately that the practices I’ve worked at have been great examples of *real* optometry- full scope primary eye care, with advanced ocular health management and co-management with ophthalmology and general medicine, as well as in depth assessment of visual function (more than just prescribing spectacles for “20/20” vision) in normal and abnormal eyes. Practices where the highest standards of patient care was expected, and supported.

I’m one of those people that fortunately or unfortunately am very dependant on my work as a source of happiness. I have worked (locum days) in large chain “Shop-tometry” practices where I never really needed to go to university to practice the brand of optometry required for the job. Those days KILLED my soul.

6. Beauty:

My skin has been pretty awesome this year. Just thought I would put it out there.

 What are you thankful for this year?

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