In lieu of any personal finance tips this week, I want to take pause and give thanks for the many blessings in my life. Below are 7 things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving:

  1. Awesome family, friends and faith. I am blessed to be surrounded by such a loving, supportive, kind, artistic and diverse set of people on a daily basis. These are the #1s in my life and if I don’t say it enough – I’m so thankful for each of you.
  2. Freedom. I am an extremely proud military spouse and am forever grateful for those who serve and sacrifice for our country. The time away from families, the lives that are given, and the holidays missed with spouses, children, parents and friends. I am grateful not only for our service members, but for their families who give up so much as well.
  3. Being a part of a kick-ass master mind group. What happens when you put Ashley Murphy, Alan Moore, Mina Black, Sophia Bera, Eric Roberge and myself together? One amazing, energetic, idea-shaking and shaping Google hangout. This group has been a blessing this year and I’m so happy to be able to share the journey of building Workable Wealth with them and to be a resource and contributor to move each of our businesses forward.
  4. Technology. While the amount of information can seem daunting at times, it’s incredible to know that I’ve started a business, had a website designed, domains and e-mails set-up, social media posting streamlined, and taken advantage of the hundreds of other tools that are available to make running Workable Wealth smoother and easier.
  5. London & Chloe. For those of you who haven’t met these two, they are my loving, energetic, crazy rescue puppies. They bring joy, laughter, entertainment (and sometimes frustration) into my life on a daily basis. You can follow me on Instagram @marybstorj to see some of their day to day antics.
  6. Being able to do something I love. Helping people (specifically Gen Y) to make smart choices with their money so they can reach their goals is my calling. Whether it’s sharing tips and strategies in a blog post, presenting to a group on the basics of financial planning, or sitting down one-on-one with a client to help make their finances work so they can live their best life – this is the stuff I love doing on a daily basis.
  7. Social Media. So many great opportunities, contacts and relationships have stemmed from simply having an online presence and “putting myself out there” this year. It’s true that you can shine when you’re just being you and focusing on what you love.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!