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To be honest, I’ve been struggling lately. Everything in my life just seems to be going downhill! I’m trying to stay positive, I keep praying, and stopping myself from allowing negative vibes to take over. We’ve all been there & I know that this feeling is just temporary.

So today is much needed… I NEED to reflect and focus on what I’m thankful for in life.

I love this time of year. 

Thanksgiving is the best! It means I will be seeing a lot more of my family and friends for joyous occassions, and as you already know, I love social gatherings & #TisTheSeason for all of that goodness! 

I Am Thankful…

1.) I am thankful to have an amazing family! I love my parents so much, because they accept me for who I am. They are my rollie’s and have my back. 

Special shout out to my Mom…she is wonderful. My mom has overcome so many obstacles in her own life. A very special women she is. One of the most understanding people I know. She is a Mom I can tell anything … & without judgment, she is there to listen. I don’t have a lot of friends who can do that with their mothers. I am lucky to have a Mom like her. #FamilyFirst 

2.) I am thankful for my 14 year old sister. Yep, I know in the end she will help keep me young and hip to all that’s going on in the world. She inspires me more than she will ever know. #Sisterlove

3.) I am thankful for my boyfriend, Aaron. He’s my forever person. My soulmate. My greatest friend. 

4.) I am thankful for Baltimore. Moving to Baltimore was the best decision of my life. I’m blessed to be able to call Mount Vernon home. Best of all, I have the opportunity to discover more about Bmore everyday and appreciate all it has to offer. #Discovercharmcity

5.) I am thankful that God is opening doors for me with my new position with Historic Charles Street Association. I’m able to discover and explore more of the talents the Lord has given me. It’ time to step out of my comfort zone. #GodsLove

6.) I am thankful for my friends. I love you all so much! I truly have some of the most encouraging, inspirational, supportive women in my life. My friends inspire me to do more everyday! #WomenSupportWomen

7.) I am thankful for good health! I’m trying to get my life back in order and take better care of my temple. #Werk
8.) I am thankful for my sweetheart of a pup : Madonna* She brings so much joy into my life. #RescueDog

9.) I am thankful for laughter. I laugh throughout my days even when things are hard. I’m blessed to have awesome people in my life. A tribe of people who are uplifting. I’m thankful for laughter because even though I may feel like shit just ain’t working out… I get to look up at the sky everyday, feel the sun on my face, & know that everything is going to be alright! #LaughOften

10.) I am thankful for my DiscoverCharmCity fam. You all are the best. Y’all are half the reason why I continue to explore baltimore and beyond. I am thankful to be able to work with awesome local brands, artist and business owners to bring you information about what’s happening in Baltimore. I appreciate the love and support y’all give me everyday.
Until next time,




The Author

Awesome! Alysha January is the Marketing Manager from the Historic Charles Street Association and co-owner of Busheler's of Baltimore. She is an activist who is very passionate about creating equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the community. She created a blog and instagram account called Discover Charm City to highlight Baltimore’s small businesses, local food scene, and her personal life-style. Alysha wants to show others how to live, work, and play in Baltimore and beyond. Alysha also host women empowerment events she calls, Gap Pal Events. She invites women to come connect with other women from the community in a safe open environment.

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