Friday, January 9, 2009


at the start of 2008 i made a new year's resolution to acknowledge every day the things in my life that i am thankful for... three hundred and sixty-eight entries in my gratitude journal later, i am more aware of the beauty of the big picture, but i am also more aware of all the little things that bring me joy each day. this may be the only new year's resolution i've ever carried out through an entire year - i've learned so much in the process; it's been an amazing journey for sure.

i will say that writing every single day got to be a little difficult, especially since i started my new job, which keeps me busy pretty much all the time. i definitely needed a blogging holiday, which is why i've been missing for the past week or so. i haven't quite figured out what i'm going to do with olive relish going forward, so bear with me while i figure it out... i'm still going to try and post at least once or twice a week, at the request of my mommy and my husband and all five of my other readers (shout-out to southeast asia!)... i don't know if it will continue to be just a gratitude journal or if it will involve random musings about sushi and bad chick-flicks or if i will move on to a new set of new year's resolutions...


Tanja said...

Your blog better continue!
Your 6th fan
aka Tanja

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your blog is back -- it always makes me feel closer to you, no matter where I am.
I love you mta. Mom

Alan said...

Yeah it's back! You know it's important since this is my first post!!!