1) Work - I'd like to thank Prudence for giving me job at Tea for Two. It's only part time but I love it. It allows me to show my parents I don't need to rely on their money and that I can be independent and earn for myself.
2) Education - It has always been a dream to study at Stanford University, and I am thankful that my parents allowed me to pursue my dreams, and give me money in order to help with my studies. It is extremely stressful, which is to be expected, but I love it.
3) Friendship - Friendship is extremely important to me, and I am thankful for the friends that I have, and those that I have yet to meet. They help me when I need it, put up with my dorkiness and my stroppy attitude. They love me for me and I love them.
4) Makeup - Makeup has enabled me to create a beauty blog and build up a following online. I have practised for ages on different makeup looks and styles. It still blows my mind that people actually want to see what I do. I am thankful for my followers, for beauty companies and those that invented different makeup products.
5) Counselling - Anorexia is a big part of my life, I don't think its something I will fully overcome. However, with the help of a counsellor I am able to manage some of the time which is a step forward. Baby steps but it's a step non the less. So thank you counsellor for being patient with me, for helping me and making me a stronger person.
6) Family - I have always had a strained relationship with my parents, after all I was mainly raised by my nanny. With that being said I cannot ignore the things my parents done for me. They helped me move half way across the world, helped me with my education, and gave me the skills to stand on my own two feet.
7) Uniqueness - 2% of people worldwide have red hair, and I am in that percentage. Red hair is unique, it makes me unique and stand out in a crowd. I used to hate my red hair, but now I realise it's something special. I embrace it, and thank the lord for my blessed genes.
8) New Home - LA my new home. I am thankful for being able to live in such a nice apartment in an expensive area, many people don't get that opportunity. Many people are out on the streets, I am extremely thankful for having a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in, and plumbing. I don't take anything I have for granted.
9) Old Home - Dublin the place where I was born and raised, the place that shaped me as a person. A rough and tough place that is filled with so much beauty. Dublin streets made me strong, feisty, and independent. Ireland is my true home, and a place I will never forget.
10) Money - The most materialistic of things. Some people have it, some don't. I am thankful for my parents hard work to earn a lot of money and sharing that money with me. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to earn my own money, and give some money to charity. Money is so materialistic, it's strange that a thin piece of paper can mean so much.