so thankful.

Despite the ups and downs, I am feeling so thankful this year.
Thinking of Thanksgiving and sharing what I'm most thankful for this year. Check out my must-read personal essay on the blog:

I find myself feeling really introspective these days. 2016 has certainly been quite a full year for me (and for the world in general) and it’s not even over yet! I’ve had quite a full year, with SO many ups and downs. It’s dizzying to even think about it all. Something that’s been helping me feel a bit better about decisions I’ve made is looking back with a sense of gratitude. Essentially, always approaching these reflections from a place of thankfulness. And boy, do I have so much for which I am thankful. Here’s a quick list:

  • To you guys, my amazing readers & followers. I’m so grateful that you’ve chosen to seek out my funny little corner of the internet and that you continue to come back. I wouldn’t be able to create awesome content without your continued support.
  • To Sean, for always supporting my harebrained schemes and indulging in my every whim.
  • To my friends and family, for also supporting my need to be totally independent, creative, and kooky.
  • To my grandpa, for giving me my first true home.
  • To the incredible brands who partner with me and my fantastic styling clients, for embracing my vision.

I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving and encourage you to make your own list of what’s got you feeling so thankful! I’ll be back on Friday with my annual Black Friday sale round up + shopping list, so be sure to check back in.

xo – Joanna

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 11.23.16

    I completely understand what you mean about this year being a tough one! I’m so ready for it to be over honestly :) But still, so much to be grateful for! Enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

    • 11.23.16
      joanna said:

      I totally agree! And I’m so excited for your news about growing your family! Many congratulations!!