11.23.2009

THANKFUL

Good Morning! Today is the second day of my "What I'm Thankful For" themed postings, where I'll post something I'm TRULY thankful for and something FUN in which I'm thankful for. 
TRULY:
When looking back on my 25 years, and thinking on what I am thankful and grateful for, so many things come to mind but one in particular is the opportunity I was given to Study Abroad while interning and working towards my Masters degree. I lived, studied and worked in Shanghai, China for a year....One of the best years of my life. If I were younger, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!






FUN:
Now for something fun I am thankful for...Living in southern California and driving my Audi TT convertible with the top down on sunny days down Pacific Coast Highway. This has to be one of my favorite things to do and always cheers me up, no matter how down I am! I just love driving through beautiful areas near my home to meet friends (or alone) for Starbucks or an outdoor cafe lunch and a quick gym session. Happiness.


16 comments:

  1. Wow! Shanghai looks incredbile - as does sunny California. Cant wait to visit both of these places :)

    x
    www.friendifnashion.blogspot.com

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  2. You're so lucky to have lived in Shanghai! That must have been an amazing experience :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. Love this post. Shanghai is an amazing city. Haven't been there but will at some point. My friend's from there and she can't stop talking about the city. :) And I can just see you drive down or up PCH!!! :) Love your car.

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  4. Jealous. Shanghai looks great, but call me shallow cuz I'm most jealous of that car and cruising SoCal! Ah, I love Southern Cali: the weather, the people, the sunshine, the ocean, the outdoor restaurants and the convertibles!

    Happy Thanksgiving Alexandra!

    ~ Jen

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  5. Your pictures are amazing! I can't wait until I study abroad :)

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  6. Hi, Love your pictures, looks like you had a lot of fun, Have a sweet day!

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  7. Not studying abraod is one of the things I regret most about my college days (ahh what you do for love, or what you think is love!)

    You photos look great (chic speedy!)...and you make me miss Cali! I wanna take a ride in your TT with the top down too!

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  8. so cute!! I'm thankful for being a Cali Girl too ;)

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  9. Ah I would have loved to study abroad that's definitely something to be very thankful for! Now that I have a house and steady job I can't pick up and leave to travel without vac time etc.

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog Alexandra!

    You are a lucky girl!

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  11. I SO regret not traveling abroad during college. Good for you for doing it - looks awesome!
    Great blog!
    xx

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  12. love this blog!!

    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  13. studying abroad in china sounds like a lot of fun! i never got to do the study abroad thing, but i will be going on a study tour (sorta like studying abroad, but just a couple of weeks), so i can't wait! i hope i have as much fun as you did. your pictures are great!

    ♥ erica
    sweetsandhearts.blogspot.com

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  14. That sounds like such a good experience. I loved the pictures!

    You have a great blog!!

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  15. such a nice post ...I've been thinking about a "things I am grateful for" post as well ..must be Thanksgiving ;)

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  16. thank you for your comment
    your too cute

    yes get them and wear the hell out of them hahhah
    xo!!

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