I’ve had a tough week mentally. I’ve been struggling with thoughts of purpose and self confidence. I want so badly to change the world but I recognize that can’t happen all at once.
In some ways I feel stuck where I currently am. I’m grateful for my education and work here at UMass but it’s not where I want to be. At the same time, I know escaping to some far off country won’t solve my problems either.
The meaning of life cannot be answered by sweeping tasks – Victor Frankl
I want to devote my life to helping others. I so desperately want to make an impact in this life through service and education. I have to first remember it won’t just happen overnight. I’m working on making my goals more manageable. I still have aspirations to change the world but maybe I have to look at the change happening within me first.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- An early start to catch the sunrise
- Clean water
- Sharing music and real instruments
- Honesty with myself
- Patient reminders
- Walks through Essex this summer
- My cat, Ned
- A couple deep breaths
- Game of Thrones Sunday’s
- Safe travels
- Late night ice cream
- Teachers, mentors, and coaches
- Embracing the change of seasons
- Time to journal
- Exercise for my mental health
- Acts of love
- The warmth of the summer sun
- People who inspire
- My family
- Fall nights in Acadia
- Classic Disney movies
- Taking my time
- Cooking dinner together
- Comfy pillows
- 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.
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Featured image from Acadia