Rise Up, Soar Higher Than You’ve Ever Imagined (#62)

02.23.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Safe travels
  2. Honesty
  3. Listening to a vinyl all the way through
  4. Telescope stories
  5. Impressive mountain ranges
  6. Dancing in the rain
  7. Having a good immune system
  8. In N Out Burger in LA
  9. Talented violinist
  10. Getting back to the gym
  11. Not procrastinating grad work
  12. Clear instructions and good communication
  13. My mom’s cooking
  14. My OL backpack is still in one piece
  15. Getting organized
  16. When people talk about being present
  17. Long runs
  18. My brothers in sigma pi
  19. Nutrigrain Bars and V8
  20. Good parking
  21. A peaceful landscape
  22. Summer months
  23. Hot showers
  24. My cat Ned and the show his name references
  25. The here and now

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of one of my favorite photos. Dr. Curry and I talking about life in Cambodia and the moments that lead to both of us being there. Pretty special.

One Day At A Time (#61)

02.22.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. A great department
  2. My buddy Josh for visiting
  3. Pizza with Hadassah and Joseph
  4. Learning new things
  5. Language classes
  6. Surviving the snow on our hike today
  7. A good attitude after getting lost
  8. Frank Ocean, Moon River
  9. My family, especially my siblings
  10. Good advice
  11. FaceTimes before bed
  12. My neck pillow
  13. My peer mentors
  14. AC / Heat in my apartment
  15. Clean dishes
  16. Short lines at Big Y
  17. The return of NBA basketball, Boston Celtics specifically
  18. Good coaches and what sports teach you
  19. Vinyl music and sharing songs
  20. Good role models
  21. Fresh fruit and veggies
  22. Clean water
  23. Every moment that has lead to right now
  24. Challenges along the way
  25. The here and now

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of one of my favorite quotes. I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and my journey is far from over. There’s so much left to discover and learn. I’m just getting started.

Calling All Travel Bloggers! (#60)

I had a spectacular day for many reasons, one being I found out I’ll be working in Essex, England this summer. I’m both terrified and absolutely ecstatic about the opportunity. It’s a 10 week internship and I plan to make the most of every second. My employers have already told me I’ll be working 4 day weeks and given the long weekend to travel.

This is where you come in.

I would love help building an itinerary for a European adventure. I know three days isn’t nearly enough time to really immerse myself and explore hidden gems some of these countries hold. There will be plenty for me to do in England and would also love some advice as to what to see and do this summer there. This really is a dream come true and I’m grateful to have this opportunity this summer.

02.21.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Sleeping in
  2. Friends from BSU
  3. PATIENCE!
  4. New experiences
  5. A day off from work tomorrow
  6. 1:1s with my Peer Mentors
  7. Trying new foods
  8. The warmth of the sun today, it felt like summer
  9. Talking about camp
  10. Healthy eating
  11. Fruit smoothies
  12. Walking to class with Carley
  13. The Universe
  14. Morning stretching and yoga
  15. Sharing passions and little joys
  16. Growing up close to my friend PJ
  17. Summer pickup soccer
  18. My family
  19. Peanut butter sandwiches and naps
  20. Progress
  21. Eggs and ketchup
  22. Time to breath
  23. Lessons learned
  24. Contagious smiles
  25. Today

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image, of a beautiful sky over a plane wing. I’m a sucker for the window pictures. Looking forward to taking more this summer.

A Silver Lining (#59)

Life never goes the way we expect it to. Often times we hope for one outcome and something completely different comes of it, Whatever happens, know the Universe is working in your favor. Whatever happens, is meant to be and will fuel your learning if you allow it.

02.20.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Saturday morning soccer
  2. An empty email inbox
  3. Job offers
  4. Dr. Curry and Team Cambodia
  5. My parents and my family
  6. Shannon Pierce
  7. Lucas Bentes
  8. Juvan Coetzee
  9. Carly Ladd
  10. Bryan Gammon
  11. Pickup Soccer and no head injuries
  12. Vegetables and healthy eating
  13. Moments of learning
  14. The Universe
  15. Meeting new people
  16. Interacting with other bloggers
  17. My bed
  18. My boss, Adam
  19. Morning yoga stretches
  20. Time for the gym
  21. Good hugs
  22. Melted cheese
  23. Another day on this planet
  24. My process
  25. The here and now

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of the Judas tree mountain landscape. Definitely one of my favorite day hikes. Looking to do more!

Whatever Happens, I’m Grateful (#58)

Tomorrow, I hear back from schools regarding my summer internship applications. I know I’ve done everything possible to prepare and gave it my best effort during my interviews. I trust that whatever happens, will be what’s best for me. As much as I would love to work at my top choice, I’m prepared for anything and I’m excited about the opportunities to come.

02.19.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Bryan Gammon
  2. A full fridge
  3. The Interconnectedness of the Universe
  4. My time in Cambodia
  5. My grad classes and professors
  6. Time to think
  7. Morning yoga stretches
  8. Fruit Smoothies
  9. Getting the last rowing machine at the gym
  10. Pizza with Hadassah and Joseph
  11. Having Monday off and the long weekend
  12. The smell of hot dogs on the grill in the summer
  13. Refreshing rain
  14. How expressive music can be
  15. Cozy clothing
  16. People who spend their time giving back
  17. The good jellybeans and the bad ones
  18. My family and my cat
  19. Being the sweetheart for Alpha Sigma Tau
  20. Late night chats with Jackie in Crimson
  21. A clean apartment
  22. Spotify’s Discover Weekly
  23. Family bike rides
  24. Umbrellas
  25. This very moment

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

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Featured image of scripture from a Cambodian temple. The story inscribed on the walls talks about the creation of religion and our Earth. 

Love Your Process, Embrace Your Journey (#57)

02.18.8

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Laughing with my family
  2. Seeing my grandma
  3. Safe travels
  4. New beginnings
  5. Old voicemails
  6. Reconnecting with old friends
  7. Becoming an RA
  8. Football and Civ Sundays in the apartments
  9. Buffalo chicken dip
  10. The Warren Conference Center field
  11. Early weekend mornings watching cartoons
  12. Growing closer with my brother
  13. Jordan Gomes, for pushing me to be my best
  14. Cousins, aunts, uncles, everyone at family gatherings
  15. Getting my masters paid for
  16. Having access to college
  17. Getting a chance to interview for my dream summer job working in England
  18. Lighthouses that lead the way Home
  19. Mother Nature and our Earth
  20. A good sunset / sunrise
  21. Sharing new music
  22. Teachers and mentors
  23. People who comment and share the blog! Hearing other people be grateful is the best feeling
  24. No traffic
  25. The here and now

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of the sunset riding the top edge of the stadium at UMass. Haven’t found many quiet spots out here that beat this one when it’s open

Learn To Adapt (#56)

02.17.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. A good workout
  2. Counseling at BSU
  3. Train stations
  4. Time to journal
  5. Hopefully one last snow
  6. Patience
  7. Dr. Curry
  8. My Fraternity Brothers
  9. Fresh air
  10. DJs Wings on the Cape
  11. My Grandparents
  12. Working in Kennedy this year
  13. Ismaris and Kay helping me apply to UMass
  14. When my Mom drives out to visit
  15. People that encourage my best
  16. Staying at BSU after wanting to transfer
  17. Slow but steady improvement
  18. A couple deep breaths
  19. Lessons I learned from playing sports
  20. People who took care of me after each of my concussions
  21. Competition and drive
  22. My family
  23. Summer popsicles
  24. New music from old artists
  25. The present

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

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Featured image of me plus the horizon over sunset mountain in Cambodia. I remember Stenie and I practically sprinting up that mountain proving we could keep up the pace. We got to the top and couldn’t believe we made it just in time for the sun to go down.

Embrace The Unknown (#55)

02.16.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Morning yoga
  2. Naps
  3. Ordering in
  4. Meeting new people
  5. My brother
  6. A good nights rest and a dark room
  7. Brunch with team Kennedy
  8. Catching up with my dad
  9. Nights watching the stars
  10. Learning about discovery, invention, and technology over time
  11. Fresh cut grass
  12. A bed I fit on
  13. Supportive, kind people
  14. Songs you can sing and dance to
  15. My time in Cambodia and a chance to go back
  16. The long weekend
  17. Friends who’ve kept in touch
  18. Comfy sweats
  19. Days to recover
  20. Local town Pizza
  21. Ashland State Park hikes
  22. The summer sun
  23. Sleeping in on Sunday
  24. Music
  25. Definitely, today

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of a wildly rooted tree group of trees in Cambodia

Share It Out Loud (#54)

Writing gratitude is useful but telling others is when it holds the most value. A reminder never hurt anyone how grateful you are for their existence.

02.15.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. My supervisor Adam
  2. Rock climbing with Erika
  3. Time for the gym
  4. The kind employees that left EMS open for me as I rushed in 10 minutes before close
  5. Clear instructions with grad work
  6. Coming home to my cat, Ned
  7. The long weekend with my family
  8. Laughing with my peer mentors
  9. Spotify new music Friday
  10. Old movies with my dad
  11. Sledding in the winter
  12. The warmer weather
  13. The promise of Spring
  14. Growing up with my siblings
  15. AIM Chats
  16. Sharing gratitude
  17. Morning yoga and stretches
  18. Chapters in my life
  19. Learning
  20. A couple deep breaths
  21. What patience brings
  22. Lessons my parents taught me
  23. A roof over my head
  24. People who have helped me get here
  25. This very moment

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of the night I made a change in my life.

Not Just Another Day (#53)

02.14.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Team Tidal Wave and Trivia Bowl victories
  2. A full day of things to do
  3. Time to climb and people who give me tips
  4. CONVINCING Liverpool victories in Champions League
  5. Anytime I get to eat frosting
  6. Sharing Music
  7. Teaching extra CORE classes
  8. Lofi Hip Hop
  9. Summers with Skyhawks
  10. Mornings I can get up on time
  11. FIFA tournaments with the team
  12. My family
  13. Warm blankets
  14. The rain as it cleanses everything
  15. My Grammy’s dogs
  16. Conversation about the Universe
  17. Feeling fulfilled
  18. Being trusted with more responsibility
  19. Students who inspire
  20. Working with Carley and Jess in Kennedy
  21. Covers of my favorite songs
  22. When Laughter fills your body
  23. Frank and Holly
  24. Dr. Kevin Curry
  25. The here and now

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

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Featured image of what may be the first picture that isn’t a landscape photo but I wanted to introduce my cat, Ned! He’s named after the King of the North, Ned Stark from Game of Thrones. Ironically, my cat hates the cold.