November Gratitude and Lessons

Happy December! November was a month with a lot of firsts and becoming fully committed to varies things in my life.

In November I Was Grateful…

  • that my partner came to visit me from Maryland
  • for chocolate cake
  • that I was able to call my parents when I was scared
  • that I was able to vote
  • for Good Mythical Morning
  • that I found an old charger for my iPad
  • to be done with physical therapy
  • that my sister is going to Greece in the Spring
  • that I started watching the Handmaid’s Tale
  • that I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family

In November I Learned…

  • that meeting someone new doesn’t have to produce anxiety
  • that you should celebrate your wins, even the small ones
  • you can figure things out if you take the time to try
  • there are more people out there than you realize who think and care about you
  • that sometimes you won’t get help, even if you ask for it (but still ask)
  • that you should try something multiple times before you decide you don’t like it
  • you can’t make someone receive a message that they’re not ready for
  • not everything requires a response
  • sometimes you’ll have fun even when you think you won’t
  • sometimes you need to give people a chance

Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention.  Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.

Gratitude journaling is one way that I practice self-care as well as thinking about what I've learned through the month. Read this to learn more about how you can practice gratitude journaling and what I was grateful for in the month of November.
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