Looking Back (#222)

July was a month full of learning, challenge, and helpful reminders. My brother had just left England and I struggled to transition back into life here in the UK. I felt homesick in ways I didn’t expect and didn’t feel fulfilled at work.

It took me some time to find a good routine that worked with my demanding schedule. I found my groove at times and felt burnt out at others. I really had to remind myself to be present and take life one day at a time.

I listened to a number of different audiobooks, each with different themes and morals that I reflected onto my own situation. Those were helpful and reignited my love for “reading”. The stories and authors inspired me to work on my own writing habits so I can hopefully publish something of my own one day. Who knows!

I’m incredibly grateful for this summer. All the ups and downs made these past couple of months one to remember. Tomorrow is my last full day and I’ll write a more comprehensive reflection then. Until that point, I’m grateful to be exactly where I am.

08.01.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Catching up
  2. Walks through London
  3. Being an RA at BSU
  4. Positive people
  5. Texts from my family
  6. Sunny days and clear skies
  7. Gratitude
  8. Summer grilling
  9. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved!
  10. Talking things out
  11. Video games after school with my friends
  12. Carpools to UNH camp
  13. Time
  14. Wiffleball in the yard
  15. A good night’s rest
  16. Stretches before bed
  17. My audiobooks and podcasts
  18. After gym dinners with my friend Peter
  19. Good advice
  20. An empty email inbox
  21. Change
  22. Learning about music history
  23. American peanut butter
  24. My time in England
  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 London eye. Loved visiting the city and had a great time exploring and walking around when I did.

    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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