Stay Focused (#46)


Today I’m grateful for…

  1. FaceTiming with friends from BSU
  2. Chapter on Wednesday with my brothers
  3. My favorite floor partner, Stenie
  4. The Shea Durgin Hill in the summer
  5. Becoming an RA and starting in Pope
  6. The Lost Panera
  7. Carver Pond
  8. Boyden Steps
  9. Summer Apartments with John
  10. Frank and Holly
  11. Some of the worst supervisors ever so I could learn how to be better for my own staff
  12. Sundays playing Civ and watching football
  13. Lane’s Chocolate Brownies
  14. My mentors working in Res Life
  15. Conference Road Trips to UVM
  16. Dear World (
  17. Speaking at Commencement
  18. Traveling to Cambodia
  19. My first class freshman year with Professor McCarthy. She always told us to, “Run with the fastest”. I’ve remembered ever since
  20. Runs through campus in the summer
  21. Spotify Music
  22. Dr. Jakari Griffith and Dr. Cindy Kane for helping me create a Residential Learning Community dedicated to Leadership
  23. Getting to work on a real TED event
  24. Auntie in ECC who always remembered my omelet order
  25. This present 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.

IMG_0661Featured image of the place I think of as my home. This is probably my best picture of Boyden among many other attempts. It was a warm night and the grass was so green. I have spent A LOT of time on that quad and on those steps. 

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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