Tag: Europe

The Places We’re Made (#249)

For me, so much of who I am today has been influenced and created in the places I’ve been. Sitting and journaling, reflecting, and processing a whole new environment with gratitude has been influential in shaping my current being.

I won’t sit here and write how you have to spend thousands of dollars on hotel and plane tickets but I will suggest you step outside your comfort zone. I’m fortunate and privileged to have traveled to my list of various places below but all this can be done within your community. I learned from these places and experiences because I allowed myself to.

Use gratitude to; recognize how far you’ve come, to give value to what you have prepared for the future, and to find yourself in between, the present moment.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Cambodia
  2. Edinburgh
  3. Colchester
  4. London
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Alaska
  7. Mt. Monadonock
  8. Cape Cod
  9. Vermont
  10. Mexico
  11. Florida
  12. Los Angeles
  13. Washington
  14. Ashland
  15. Mt. Rainier
  16. Liverpool
  17. Rhode Island
  18. Ohio
  19. Amherst
  20. New York
  21. Judas Tree
  22. Iceland
  23. Canada
  24. My backyard
  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 one of my favorite plane pictures.

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.


Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Sleeping in
  2. Friends from BSU
  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.