my thankful list

Happy (early) Thanksgiving, you guys! I won’t be posting tomorrow so I wanted to pop in today and share a bit of what I am thankful for this year. Admittedly, it’s been a really tough year for me… 2017 brought about the most challenging experiences I’ve faced in my life, but I am choosing to stay positive and grateful for everything I learned. This year, I am thankful for:

Sean, for keeping me laughing, grounded, and sane (but also a little bit insane, too).

My dearest friends for helping me through all the emotion of breaking my leg, owning a fixer upper, and being a general hot mess.

Our tiny zoo for providing endless belly laughs and sloppy kisses.

Strong, strong coffee.

The Joshua Search and Rescue team who got me to safety and the nurses of Hi-Desert Medical Center.

My amazing management team at Jabber Haus for helping me take my business to a totally new level.

The generous sponsors who’ve helped me renovate and finish my home more and more.

The patient Fedex, UPS, and USPS delivery people who come to my house every day and deal with our barking dogs.

My incredible team: Meghan, Hannah, Sarah… I’d be lost without you!

Readers like you, for inspiring me to create amazing things every day and allowing me to do this blog thing full-time. Without you guys, I’d be in a cubicle somewhere.

photography by Belathée Photography  (an outtake from this shoot)

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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. 11.24.17
    Jo Michael said:

    I am thankful for you. Know that I am praying for a great year ahead and excellent health. May God bless you, your family, friends and staff. Keep going. You’re making a difference.

    • 11.24.17
      joanna said:

      Thank you so much for the kind words! They really do mean a lot. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. 11.22.17
    Hannah said:

    What a year! <3 Happy Thanksgiving!

    xx Hannah

    • 11.22.17
      joanna said:

      seriously. this year! woof. xo and thank you so much for everything!