5 Things I’m Grateful For This September (2019)

I’ve decided to start a series of posts where I share 5 things I’m grateful for each month! I think this will help remind me of all the good in the world and put things into perspective. If you’d like to join in and do the same, you’re totally welcome to! (if you link to my blog or drop me a comment, I’d love to read it)

Going on Holiday 

I was really lucky to go on an amazing holiday earlier this month and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my Mum. It was an early birthday present for my 21st and was such a fun and relaxing time away! (You can read more about my holiday here). I really appreciate the money my Mum put aside to pay for it and I’m so grateful to have a Mum that’s literally like a best friend to me.


New social media job

I was really happy to grab myself a part time job at a bookshop over summer which was a lot of fun! It’s been the ideal job for me, seeing as I study English Literature with Creative Writing and have so much to say about books. However, at the end of the summer, I was suddenly offered the opportunity to run the bookshop’s social media whilst at university! It was completely unexpected but I’m so thrilled and grateful to be doing something that I genuinely really enjoy doing!



It’s been a crazy summer, what with numerous doctor’s appointments and blood tests, but I really appreciate all the support from my friends (and family too!). I know that at times I feel isolated because I feel like its hard for people to understand what I’m feeling (what can I say, I’m a confusing human), but I know everyone really does try their best. I have a lot of happy summer memories to look back on and that’s mostly because my friends have just been really fun to hang out with. I’m grateful that I could have my super early birthday get together with my closest friends from home (honestly one of my favourite days of my existence) and that my friend Niamh took the time to come and visit my university. You’re all great, even if I don’t say it enough, and I miss you all hugely when I’m at uni.


The Area I live in for Uni

Moving to a different city for the first time is daunting, but after living here for two years, I really am glad I chose Norwich. There’s so much to do in the city and it really does feel homely to me. I love that it’s not too huge, but it’s bigger than my home town, and I love that there is a lot of surrounding nature. Walking through the park and around the lake has really become something I’m super grateful for.


Being me

So this is borderline cringe, but I genuinely am grateful to be me. I feel like this year more than ever I’ve grown to become confident in myself as a person. Of course, this fluctuates massively, and my innate desire to overthink every tiny little thing is not quite cured yet, but I know for sure that I’m more myself that I’ve ever been and that’s totally something to celebrate!


What are you grateful for this month?


You can find me on social media here:

Instagram: @mymindspeaksaloud

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9 thoughts on “5 Things I’m Grateful For This September (2019)

  1. honestly, this month I’ve been thinking a lot about Diego. It’s been weighing in my mind every day and I’m just so grateful that he’s alive. He might be ill but he’s still here and he’s still my cat and I love him. I’m grateful that he came into my life originally when I was 12. I really needed him back then and I need him now too. I love him. I’m also grateful for my mum and all she does for me. I also think she is my mum and best friend. It’s great having a mum that really cares about you and supports you. This is a really nice post. 😊

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    • Aw this is a lovely comment ❤️ I understand your love for Diego; I’m the same with my cats 😊 it must be awful that he’s unwell but you’re right that it’s good to be grateful that he’s alive and everything he’s done up until this point.
      I’m glad you can relate to the Mum part too – I completely agree with you. I don’t know what I would do without her support 😊


  2. Wow this is such an amazing and inspirational idea and I think it’s a great habit to get into. I love that you’re able to reflect on your month and think about the positives. These are some amazing things to be grateful for and I’m glad the months been great for you. I can’t wait to see what you say for your next months update!
    Alex xx

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  3. I love you Alice and am so very proud of you and everything you have achieved so far. You are an amazing young lady and I couldn’t wish for a better daughter than you. I loved your article and I will always remember our special holiday together. 😊❤️ Xxxxxx

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    • Thank you so much Mum 😭❤️❤️ this genuinely made me cry (in a good way!) I love you lots and it really was a wonderful holiday that I won’t ever forget. Equally I couldn’t ask for a better mum ❤️❤️ xxxxxx

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