On Thursday many of us will look back on the year and acknowledge the things we are grateful for. I decided to get a head start, because this year might have been the best year of my life. I have so much to be thankful for. Frankly, if I listed them all this would be the world’s longest blog post, so I’ll just share the three that shaped my year the most.

Family
I am thankful for my wonderful family, especially my husband. We shared so many cool moments together this year, including getting married! Together we watched the Cavs win the championship, survived the RNC invasion, traveled to Thailand, petted a tiger, and snorkeled in Grand Cayman. I’m so grateful that he has instilled within me a sense of wanderlust I never knew before. I cannot wait for the adventures that await us!

City
I’m thankful for an amazing year here in the city of Cleveland. The spotlight shined bright on CLE this year and the energy was more powerful than ever. After years (decades actually) of paying dues and fighting the “Mistake on the Lake” stigma, Cleveland and it’s people had their moment. I couldn’t be more proud of my city!

Team
Let me preface this last one by saying I do not say this enough. I am SO thankful for my team at designRoom Creative (and I’m not just saying this so Joe who proofs my blogs will see it). (I see it… Joe.) My team had my back in a big way this year! They picked up the slack when I went away for my honeymoon and again when my sister got married. Sure, we are always there to help one another, but knowing they would take care of things allowed me to relax and enjoy some of the biggest milestones in my life. I love my job, my clients, my boss and my team. And I love the work we do, together.

For these things, I am thankful.