A Fresh Start (#229)

Today, I drove back to UMass. As much as I loved my time in the UK, I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite a while. Fittingly, my supervisor Adam was one of the first people I got to see after arriving which made me happy.

It’s hard to believe I’m in my last year of graduate school. A year away from my degree, a year away from no more homework, a year away from the unknown. There are a lot of changes occurring and I feel the gravity of each of them. I’ll be working with a new staff, in a new area, with new responsibilities and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m grateful for the training and support I receive because without it, I wouldn’t be here.

I am fortunate to continue my education and I’m grateful it will allow me to help people in so many different ways.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Starting over
  2. My new apartment balcony
  3. Getting help unpacking
  4. Ice cream and staff bonding
  5. Walking meditation
  6. Advil and eye drops
  7. Cindy pillows
  8. Eggs for breakfast
  9. Working in OSIL and walking through the RCC saying hi to everyone
  10. Silent heat lightning in the sky
  11. Being back at UMass
  12. Time to journal
  13. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved!
  14. Good song recommendations
  15. The sound of rain on my window
  16. The support from my parents
  17. When I have time to read other blogs
  18. The freedom to choose my destiny
  19. Summer audiobooks
  20. Anything from the grill
  21. New opportunities
  22. Free lunch from work
  23. Morning yoga stretches
  24. Positive people
  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 a very foggy view from my apartment. Looking forward to a new year.
  • 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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