Finding New Places (#343)

Julie and I are heading back from our weekend in Vermont. It was a blast to finally make our way to the Ben and Jerry’s factory on top of exploring bits of Burlington. We spent most of our time in our cozy cabin playing scrabble and cooking meals together. It was exactly what I needed to get away and prepare for another semester full of work.

One of my goals for 2019 is to find new places. To me that means stepping outside of my comfort zone, trying new things, getting out of my routine so that I can make lasting memories. This weekend was chalk full of important moments.

I’m grateful for Julie for many reasons but one thing she’s great at is going with the flow. She’s a master of adapting and isn’t afraid of what comes next. Whether we were conquering mountains or retreating back to the cabin, she was on board with the plan and ready to make the most of it.

Vermont isn’t too far from Amherst and I often take for granted what’s outside my bubble at school. It’s not easy for me to break my routine but I’m glad I got to do it with her.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Warm tea on cold days
  2. Patient Perseverance
  3. A sky full of painted colors
  4. The warmth of the summer sun
  5. Impactful people
  6. Late night ice cream
  7. Teachers, mentors, and coaches
  8. Bubbles and candles
  9. Walks through the town market
  10. Safe travels
  11. The movement of the ocean
  12. Leftover pasta
  13. Refusing to turn back
  14. Kindness and consideration
  15. Nights by the fireplace
  16. Adequate preparation
  17. Time in the car and time to journal
  18. Card games and scrabble
  19. My family and my cat Ned
  20. Cereal snacks and potato bread
  21. New beginnings and adventures
  22. A well placed ottoman
  23. Clean water
  24. My girlfriend, JV
  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.

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Featured image of us on a rock

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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