Embracing Change (#147)

I made it. This morning I was in Iceland and via trains, planes, and automobiles, I’ve made my way to Liverpool.

Being in Iceland was a great experience but I needed to end my trip short. The whole time I was there I kept asking myself, “why am I here?”, “what am I searching for?”. I wasn’t going to find those answers by climbing mountains or trekking through snow. I spent a lot of my time in the car by myself and felt like I would be wasting my time if I didn’t make a change. The country is beautiful but another 4 days of solitude driving across the country wasn’t something I wanted to put myself through. I look forward to the day I can come back and share it with someone else!

Getting from Iceland to England was no easy task but there were so many people who helped me along the way. I know I’m just some stranger and most of these people were just doing their job but I really am grateful for all the direction and patience. This is my first time doing any of this and I’m so thankful I made it safely. I may have been by myself but checking in and talking to my family was the reassurance I needed.

I can’t WAIT for what this summer holds and I’m really looking forward to what comes next.

05.19.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Safe travels
  2. Finally getting some sleep
  3. Checking in with my friends and family
  4. New beginnings
  5. Embracing change
  6. Wonderful opportunities
  7. Meeting new people
  8. My own space
  9. The promise of a new day
  10. My family’s trust
  11. Timely snacks
  12. The sunshine
  13. The sound of seagulls
  14. Signs from the Universe
  15. Sharing my journey
  16. Slowing it down
  17. Clean water
  18. Life lessons
  19. Time for reflection
  20. A whole country to explore
  21. Sunsets from the train
  22. Time by the ocean and the waves
  23. A hot shower
  24. Green trees and vibrant flowers
  25. This moment and all the others from 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 the sunrise over the water in Reykjavík. Still many more pictures to come but I’m having difficulty uploading them from my camera.

Author: Jake Ames

Grad student, feline father, twin brother, buffalo chicken enthusiast, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to hopefully inspire others on their journey. Love your process, whatever that looks like.

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