True To Yourself (#290)

In life, we are bound to our individual journeys. Each taking us somewhere different and unique. Each path strewn with challenges we must overcome. The answers we seek have been inside of us all along.

Andrew Forsthoefel’s Walking To Listen, is a literary masterpiece. Andrew’s true story documents his travels Walking from Philadelphia to California. Every word written is both honest and vulnerable. His thoughts and fears echoed my own and this coming of age story is worth the read.

Andrew studied up and lived by famous writers and poets, Whitman and Rilke. He let their words guide him on his walk but ultimately made the choices for himself. Be true to yourself. Learn what it is you need to continue and prosper on your journey.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My introvert time
  2. Finishing my book, Walking To Listen
  3. Home cooked food
  4. My family
  5. Local pizza
  6. Working towards my goals
  7. Good documentaries
  8. A job well done
  9. Time at the gym
  10. Hanging out with my cat
  11. A clean apartment
  12. Rides on the bike trail
  13. My peer mentors
  14. Clean water
  15. What patience brings
  16. Safe travels
  17. A good foam roller for stretching
  18. Watching Moana with friends
  19. Sunscreen
  20. Embracing change
  21. Signs from the Universe
  22. Premier League weekends
  23. Working appliances, running water, and a safe place to live
  24. Late night ice cream with Julie
  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 isn’t my own, just a big fan of Frank Ocean

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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