Getting Back In A Groove (#204)

Traveling to Scotland was amazing but I’m glad to be back in England. With the time I have left at Essex, it’s my goal to make the most of it in every way possible. I’m happy I’m here and after everything this summer, I’m grateful to be exactly where I am.

07.14.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Catching up on sleep
  2. Clean water
  3. Sharing pictures
  4. Morning cartoons
  5. Local cartoons
  6. The warmth of the sun
  7. Safe travels
  8. Teamwork
  9. Creative people
  10. Walks through an empty campus
  11. Summer beach music
  12. My family
  13. A couple of deep breaths
  14. Time to journal
  15. Cereal snacks
  16. Lawn games
  17. Home cooked meals
  18. Gratitude
  19. The smell of the ocean
  20. Watching the Pats on Sundays
  21. Good teachers
  22. Working at the Food Bank with Bryan
  23. Learning new things
  24. Change
  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 Loch Ness. So many cool moments after exploring the Scottish highlands. It was a great day with so many moments to appreciate. 

Taking It One Day At A Time (#193)

Part of blogging every day means writing about every day, even when there isn’t much to it. I’m grateful for gratitude on days like this. When seemingly there’s not much to a day, we always have gratitude.

07.03.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Honesty
  2. The possibilities of Higher Education
  3. Good podcasts
  4. Clear skies
  5. Walks back from work
  6. FaceTimes from home
  7. Old photos
  8. My family
  9. A couple of deep breaths
  10. Time at the gym
  11. Fruit to start the day
  12. Clean water
  13. Texts from Cambodia
  14. Sudoku puzzles with my Grandma
  15. Trips to Liverpool
  16. Exploring new places
  17. Holding hands
  18. Friends from Iceland
  19. Helpful reminders
  20. Summers working Orientation
  21. Nights on Shea Durin hill
  22. Sharing music
  23. Time for hiking and being outside
  24. Frank and Holly
  25. The present 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 one of my favorite beaches back home. Would love to be by the ocean right now. 

First Day of Everything (#157)

Remember your first day of school? Your first day in a new place? That anxious excitement sits in your stomach waiting in explode in a totally not gross way. It’s an opportunity to start fresh and embrace change. You may have an actual first day or it could just be the middle of your week. You have the chance to dictate how it goes and infusing that same enthusiasm into every day if you choose.

Easier said than done but it can lead to some pretty special moments when we do.

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My first day of work
  2. Getting my headphones in the mail today
  3. Email stories
  4. Starting over
  5. New routines
  6. Introvert time
  7. The sound of thunder in the distance
  8. The feeling of rain on my skin
  9. People who inspired me to start my gratitude journal
  10. People who inspire me to keep it going
  11. Sharing pictures and stories with others
  12. Listening to old vinyls with my dad
  13. A fresh mindset
  14. Summer grilling
  15. Clean water
  16. Convenient tissues for sneezes
  17. Lazy rivers and nothing to do
  18. Trying new things
  19. Feeling heard
  20. A couple deep breaths
  21. My square dancing class
  22. A contagious smile
  23. Meeting new people
  24. Letting go of expectations
  25. The present 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 department building over looking the pond. I work in a really special place with some really awesome people. I’ve really enjoyed Colchester and Essex for a lot of reasons and it’s only day 1. I’m excited for what the rest of the summer will bring.

Living In The Present (#153)

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since I arrived in Europe but wow has so much happened. Every day has brought something new and exciting. I’m eternally grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait for what’s to come. It was really great being able to FaceTime with some of my friends tonight and reflect. I moved into my Essex apartment today, meaning I finally have a permanent place to stay for the first time at the same time I’ve been abroad. Travel is fun but also incredibly draining. Tomorrow’s sun will bring new life and new opportunities.

05.25.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Safe travels
  2. My internship in England
  3. FaceTimes before bed
  4. Sharing music and Spotify New Music Friday
  5. Catching up
  6. A little laughter
  7. Family traditions
  8. Disney movies
  9. Learning new things and setting goals
  10. Singing in the car
  11. The summer sun
  12. A cool night’s breeze
  13. The sound of rain against the window
  14. Anything by or about Frank Ocean
  15. Time to journal
  16. A clean and organized room I can call my own
  17. Summer bonfires
  18. Clean teeth
  19. Time for hiking and photography
  20. A little room decoration
  21. Summers working Orientation
  22. Friendly flatmates
  23. Open space and green trees
  24. Videos and pictures of my cat, Ned
  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 the historically famous Anfield stadium. Tomorrow my team play in the Champions League Final and I can’t wait!! It’ll be a hell of a game whatever the result and I can’t wait to support them. Grateful for the games they’ve played and the joy they’ve brought me. One more boys, let’s go and bring home a 6th European title. 

Expect The Unexpected (#151)

05.23.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Letting loose
  2. Happy accidents
  3. The sunshine
  4. Getting my steps in
  5. My family
  6. Spending time with Stenie
  7. Such kind hosts at my Air BnB
  8. The cleansing rain
  9. A little understanding
  10. Fellow gratitude writers
  11. All kinds of learning
  12. A day at the movies
  13. Travel
  14. New music
  15. Talking things out
  16. New music
  17. Signs from the Universe
  18. Nighttime stretching
  19. Time to journal
  20. Change of all kinds
  21. Much needed naps
  22. Good food
  23. Good company
  24. Summers working Orientation
  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 the seal outside of Buckingham Palace. I really liked how the picture came out and wanted to share! 

Rise Up, Soar Higher Than You’ve Ever Imagined (#62)

02.23.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Safe travels
  2. Honesty
  3. Listening to a vinyl all the way through
  4. Telescope stories
  5. Impressive mountain ranges
  6. Dancing in the rain
  7. Having a good immune system
  8. In N Out Burger in LA
  9. Talented violinist
  10. Getting back to the gym
  11. Not procrastinating grad work
  12. Clear instructions and good communication
  13. My mom’s cooking
  14. My OL backpack is still in one piece
  15. Getting organized
  16. When people talk about being present
  17. Long runs
  18. My brothers in sigma pi
  19. Nutrigrain Bars and V8
  20. Good parking
  21. A peaceful landscape
  22. Summer months
  23. Hot showers
  24. My cat Ned and the show his name references
  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 one of my favorite photos. Dr. Curry and I talking about life in Cambodia and the moments that lead to both of us being there. Pretty special.

Calling All Travel Bloggers! (#60)

I had a spectacular day for many reasons, one being I found out I’ll be working in Essex, England this summer. I’m both terrified and absolutely ecstatic about the opportunity. It’s a 10 week internship and I plan to make the most of every second. My employers have already told me I’ll be working 4 day weeks and given the long weekend to travel.

This is where you come in.

I would love help building an itinerary for a European adventure. I know three days isn’t nearly enough time to really immerse myself and explore hidden gems some of these countries hold. There will be plenty for me to do in England and would also love some advice as to what to see and do this summer there. This really is a dream come true and I’m grateful to have this opportunity this summer.

02.21.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Sleeping in
  2. Friends from BSU
  3. PATIENCE!
  4. New experiences
  5. A day off from work tomorrow
  6. 1:1s with my Peer Mentors
  7. Trying new foods
  8. The warmth of the sun today, it felt like summer
  9. Talking about camp
  10. Healthy eating
  11. Fruit smoothies
  12. Walking to class with Carley
  13. The Universe
  14. Morning stretching and yoga
  15. Sharing passions and little joys
  16. Growing up close to my friend PJ
  17. Summer pickup soccer
  18. My family
  19. Peanut butter sandwiches and naps
  20. Progress
  21. Eggs and ketchup
  22. Time to breath
  23. Lessons learned
  24. Contagious smiles
  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.

Featured image, of a beautiful sky over a plane wing. I’m a sucker for the window pictures. Looking forward to taking more this summer.