October Gratitude and Lessons

Happy November! October was my birthday month and it was filled with a lot of celebrations and a lot of trials.

In October I was Grateful…

  • that I was able to have dinner with my parents on my birthday
  • for thunderstorms
  • for the women in my coaching group (they are amazing!)
  • for Chloe
  • that Sebastian Stan exists in the world
  • that I’m able to dress in sweats and leggings the majority of the time (work from home life 😉 )
  • that I was able to see Venom with my dad and my sister
  • that my parents are willing to take care of Chloe while I go on trips
  • for being able to watch the Nightmare Before Christmas
  • for all of you that are supportive of my blog

In October I Learned…

  • to assess past what you think is the problem
  • that people appreciate honesty, even if it hurts their feelings
  • if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t
  • there is no one who knows what you know, in the way that you know it
  • if you are forced into making a decision, make it with confidence
  • when people connect to your business, its because they connect with you
  • be as transparent as possible or necessary
  • forgiveness doesn’t have to mean allowing someone back into your life
  • be firm in what you believe in and expect
  • don’t compromise your needs to make others happy or comfortable

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 October.
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  1. Jacquitta says:

    I love this! The lessons you’ve learned are real! I love the one where you say Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have ti allow someone back in! So much truth in a single statement.

  2. Kimberley says:

    This is beautiful it’s so important for us to stay thankful

  3. Lisa says:

    It’s a great skill to be able to sit back and reflect. Even on our worse days there’s something to be grateful for.

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