Don’t Fear The Uncertainty (#41)

02.02.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Hanging out with my fam getting ice cream
  2. Lunch with my supervisor
  3. UMass hockey with my grad staff
  4. Rides home in the freezing cold
  5. Time to hang with my cat, Ned
  6. My new plants
  7. Ashland Day at Stone Park and after school there too
  8. Staying up until midnight with my cousins on the cape for New Years
  9. My aunts and uncles
  10. The sun and its healing
  11. Friends who play FIFA
  12. Ultimate frisbee games at the high school
  13. Runs before school
  14. The Ashland train station for being my escape
  15. My brother Ben, for all he does for me
  16. Good music and new artists on Spotify
  17. Souvenirs from my friends who have gone to incredible places
  18. When interviews go well
  19. Morning meditation
  20. Feeling stronger
  21. The embarrassing number of pillows I have on my bed
  22. Learning how to play cards with my dad
  23. Friendly dogs
  24. Deep conversation
  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 the last day of fall in Ashland state park. Snow had yet to fall but trees had become barren. I edited out the color from the trees and left the orange on the leaves.

The Best Kind Of Day (#40)

02.01.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Bryan Gammon
  2. My RD for supporting me this morning
  3. My fellow LCGs
  4. Naps when I’m not feeling great
  5. My cat, Ned. King of the North.
  6. A clean apartment
  7. Time at the gym
  8. Hot showers
  9. FaceTimes with friends
  10. Sharing music
  11. Memories in Crimson
  12. Hanging out on Burrill
  13. Finding my classes on the first day of school
  14. My family
  15. The Cambodia team
  16. My brothers in Sigma Pi
  17. Bears Den Cheesesteak and Curly fries
  18. Peanut Butter
  19. New Music Friday on Spotify
  20. How my beard keeps my face warm
  21. My very patient Higher Ed advisor
  22. 40 days of blogging!
  23. Catching the sunrise
  24. My Peer Mentors
  25. Gratitude. I had an awful day but practicing gratitude helped me pick myself back up and make the most of where I was at.

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 a Cambodian river next to the ruins of a temple. I realize the picture shows up twice on the desktop but I’m posting this for the mobile user friends. 

Hitting Your Stride (#39)

01.31.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. An empty gym in the morning
  2. When my cat greets me at the door
  3. Classes with my cohort
  4. Intelligent and funny professors
  5. Wings in class
  6. Spending time with my Uncle in LA to bring in the new year
  7. Morning meditation and warm lemon water
  8. Eating healthy and feeling good
  9. Good Peer Mentor interviews
  10. People who ask about my day
  11. Morning Broga
  12. My new plants in my apartment
  13. My warm car after walking through the cold
  14. My fellow LCGs
  15. Tash Sultana music
  16. Other gratitude writers
  17. Summer sports camp as a camper and as a counselor
  18. My teammates who voted me Varsity captain
  19. Summers at the community pool playing wiffle ball, four square, and nukem
  20. Cushing square walks and bike rides with my family
  21. Peanut butter 🙂 which should get an emoji in my opinion
  22. Cartoons after school
  23. Days spent in bed
  24. Rolling out
  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.

Featured image from one of my favorite hikes in NH. Conquered the most hiked mountain in the world with my best friend Lucas in record time.

Find A Balance (#38)

Life is full of highs and lows, we just need to find ourselves somewhere in between.

01.30.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Team Kennedy
  2. Naps
  3. When my cat lets me pet him
  4. A good interview with my top choice
  5. Time at the gym
  6. Communication, especially when it’s not easy
  7. Friends that check in
  8. A dark room at night, still glad they fixed the blinds
  9. New opportunities
  10. Being an LCG and attending UMass
  11. Nature and good hikes with friends
  12. My own space
  13. Oldies radio with my parents
  14. My family as always
  15. RHA / Chapter Wednesdays
  16. Only having two days of classes this semester
  17. Long weekends
  18. The New England Patriots and specifically the 2017 – 2018 season
  19. The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  20. My journal
  21. Learning lessons
  22. People that make me laugh
  23. Cindy Kane, one of my mentors
  24. Much too large sweatpants
  25. Today and every day

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, a tree we saw on our hike outside Malibu. Every morning when I mediate I envision myself in front of a tree similar to this.

Make The Most Of Your Day (#37)

01.29.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Waking up on time to go to the gym early
  2. Engaged and fun CORE students
  3. The sound of seagulls
  4. Carpools to class
  5. Friends from BSU
  6. My family
  7. The brothers of Sigma Pi
  8. 1:1s with my boss, Adam
  9. Interviews
  10. Songs good on repeat
  11. Fresh fruit
  12. Spending lunch with my cat
  13. People who make you laugh
  14. New music on Spotify
  15. Pizza at programs
  16. FIFA tournaments with my team
  17. An empty email inbox
  18. House Council fun
  19. Days I get to wear a tie
  20. A working bike
  21. Delivery drivers
  22. Snow days
  23. Friends who read the blog
  24. Accepted students day here at UMass
  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.

Featured image of the flat horizon. A quick hike with some of my best friends.

Signs From The Universe (#36)

Sometimes it is undeniable. Something so clear out of your control is telling you to notice the signs. I don’t think we always have the awareness to know what these signs mean but they are there.

01.28.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Places I’ve been
  2. Healthy eating
  3. The weekend
  4. Clean water
  5. My family
  6. Coming home
  7. My peer mentors
  8. My cat, Ned
  9. Time for myself
  10. Finding new music
  11. Handwritten notes and letters
  12. When my mom would make my siblings and me pancakes
  13. Nights together
  14. Morning meditation
  15. Signs from the Universe
  16. Long runs
  17. Contagious smiles
  18. New opportunities
  19. People who inspire through hard work
  20. A summer doing Crossfit
  21. A good night’s rest
  22. Friends who got me here
  23. The tough days that make the good days better
  24. Peanut butter
  25. Today!

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 my hike to Judas Tree National Park. Missing the great outdoors and the sun as it continues to be cold and gray here in MA. 

Be Kind (#35)

01.27.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Sunshine
  2. Being a runner
  3. Broga Yoga
  4. My cat, Ned
  5. Good friends and good food
  6. Clear night skies filled with stars
  7. Campfires
  8. My family
  9. The Universe
  10. Time to read
  11. Trees and clean air
  12. State and National Parks
  13. Mornings to sleep in
  14. Other bloggers who inspire me
  15. My call to adventure
  16. Exploring new places
  17. Neck pillows
  18. Popcorn and movies
  19. Monopoly with my dad and brother
  20. My planner and my calendar
  21. My grandparents
  22. Time to journal
  23. Learning new things
  24. My own classroom
  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 of my favorite lake in Bridgewater. Home to the perfect sunsets and plenty of happy memories.