A Steep Climb (#32)

With the start of a new semester comes new challenges. There are many reasons why I believe this semester will be more difficult than the last but that is ultimately a good thing. I’m excited about the new learning and experiences that will come hand in hand with the change in difficulty. You don’t have to lower your expectations, just find new ways to meet them.


Today I’m grateful for…

  1. My fellow LCG Erika for being my best friend here at UMass
  2. People who want to try new things with me
  3. Good professors in tough classes
  4. To be able to teach CORE this semester
  5. My family and my parents for their constant support
  6. The tools that help me handle stress and adversity
  7. Summers at UNH
  8. A day off from work every now and again
  9. The sunshine and nice weather
  10. Cartoons after school
  11. Time at the gym
  12. Comfy sweatshirts
  13. Meaningful lyrics
  14. Second chances
  15. Live music
  16. My brother
  17. Sigma Pi and Greek Life at BSU
  18. Time to think and breath
  19. The Ashland train station
  20. Late night pizza
  21. FIFA tournaments with friends
  22. Being organized and feeling prepared
  23. Daily quotes
  24. People that check in
  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 Mt. Rainier in Washington! Took this picture on my first trip by myself. It was an incredible trip with some incredible views. 

Author: Jacob Ames

Feline father, perpetual graduate student, sport enthusiast, pancake expert, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to keep my life organized and to develop a platform I can one day use to share baseless conspiracy theories about the robot uprising. I enjoy writing!

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