Chasing Change (#342)

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…

  1. An early start to catch the sunrise
  2. Clean water
  3. Sharing music and real instruments
  4. Honesty with myself
  5. Patient reminders
  6. Walks through Essex this summer
  7. My cat, Ned
  8. A couple deep breaths
  9. Game of Thrones Sunday’s
  10. Safe travels
  11. Late night ice cream
  12. Teachers, mentors, and coaches
  13. Embracing the change of seasons
  14. Time to journal
  15. Exercise for my mental health
  16. Acts of love
  17. The warmth of the summer sun
  18. People who inspire
  19. My family
  20. Fall nights in Acadia
  21. Classic Disney movies
  22. Taking my time
  23. Cooking dinner together
  24. Comfy pillows
  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.

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Featured image from Acadia

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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