50 Things I’m Thankful For

I’ve been so busy lately that I almost forgot about my favourite blog post of the year! If it wasn’t for my partner, I wouldn’t have remembered – and that will definitely be my 1st thing I’m grateful for .. my guy ACTUALLY listening when I talk about my blog!?! This is my 6th annual (belated) thanksgiving blog post – wild to think I’ve been blogging on and off for that long! It’s been such an incredible adventure travelling around the world, meeting people from different backgrounds and experiences and getting to see some of the most incredible places on this planet. Always thankful for that ❤ Here’s my 2019 version of 50 things I’m thankful for:

1. Having a warm house

2. Cozy blankets

3. Thankful for all the places travelled and all the people I’ve met along the way


4. Like this amazing Swiss lady who travelled with me across the Yasawa Islands in Fiji when we found out on our first ferry that we had booked the EXACT same island hopping itinerary

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5. Or this amazing woman from Germany who I spontaneously travelled to Belize with and hired a plane to fly us over the blue hole

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6. And all the amazing people from home who have joined me on travels throughout the years

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10. Getting to travel to South America for the first time this year

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11. Good music


13. Since last years post we lost little butchy but I’m grateful to have had him in our lives and always grateful for cordie and her cuddles ❤


14. And all the other amazing animals like this little bb

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15. Diving and getting to explore the open ocean!!!! (which I used to be terrified of)




17. When Anthony makes me pancakes in the morning

18. My parents who instilled adventurous spirits in us when we were little


19. Mental and physical health and having the ability and services to care for myself

20. Coffeeeeeee

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21. Getting to try new things


22. Kind people

23. Making new friends


24. Girl Strong and being in a position of privilege to make a difference

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25. My awesome boda driver who kept me safe during my daily commute through hectic Kampala traffic

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26. Josephine, Evelyn and Robina for continuing to lead Girls Strong


27. My tbay squad.. even though we’re now scattered around the country I love them the same and am always so thankful for them (missing the bride and groom)!! ❤

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28. Hot yoga in the winter

29. These awesome dudes


30. Fun gym classes and workout buddies who make exercising (somewhat) enjoyable

31. Having my own car (anyone who has gone without a car in -40 below winters for years will understand this unwavering gratitude)

32. Hiking

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33. This incredible planet and the people who fight to protect it


34. Having a job where I get to work with and learn from so many incredible Indigenous peoples in Northern Canada

35. Having the opportunity to get an education and becoming a social worker

36. Whitehorse and getting to live in the Yukon

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37. Being so close to Alaska that we can go on day trip adventures

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38. Random date nights but also just watching the flix and chilling at home 


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40. Having had the opportunity to now live in three different continents and many different beautiful and unique cities


41. Stand up comedy and people who just want to bring more joy and laughter into the world

42. THIS PHOTO (always grateful for this photo)


43. Getting to see mountain gorillas!!! Best. Day. Ever.

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44. For the people who stay positive even when it seems like the world is going to shit

45. Sunrises and sunsets

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46. and the northern lights and mountains and oceans and everything that can make you feel so humble and small in the world

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47. My number 1 person who has been so adventurous and up for all my crazy ideas this year. Thanks for coming to Uganda, and moving to the Yukon and for doing the dishes and my laundry and always supporting and loving me no matter what ❤

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48. family


49. THAT SABRINA LIVES IN SCOTLAND (Christmas there sounds 10x better woo)

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50. Thankful to be living a life I love

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xx, S

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  1. Wow Stephanie, this post is amazing…it’s a fact that gratitude is super power especially in recent times. One cannot be angry and grateful at the same time. Practising thankfulness makes life more peaceful and fulfilling 🙂

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