Tag: fundamentals

Change Is Good (#28)

01.20.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Getting lunch with my mom
  2. My job here at UMass
  3. Talking things out
  4. New music
  5. My apartment here in Emerson
  6. Wings delivered
  7. New beginnings
  8. The foreman who will finally fix my bedroom shades
  9. My cat, Ned, King Of The North
  10. Summer Jijutsu classes
  11. Learning new things
  12. Rockband / Guitar Hero III back in the day with my friends
  13. Playing cards with my Grandma
  14. Hot dogs on the grill in the summer
  15. The Sun!
  16. All 5 New England Patriots Super Bowl wins
  17. Crossfit Sobo and the community
  18. Long runs before school in the morning
  19. Good coaches and smart teammates
  20. Crimson memories
  21. Dreams that teach me something new
  22. Pixar movies
  23. Our planet, Earth
  24. My new plants, Oscar and Kevin
  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, a world divided off the coast of Malibu. The sun streaked far across the sky past the heavy ceiling of clouds above us. 

Not Just Another Day (#27)

Today was far from just another day. You’re alive. You’re breathing. There’s a lot to be grateful for.

01.20.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Warm laundry
  2. Pickup basketball and time at the gym
  3. My peer mentors and time in Kennedy
  4. People who want to see me succeed
  5. My family
  6. The New England Patriots and the memories I have with my dad
  7. Good music on Spotify
  8. Fresh fruit
  9. A really great supervisor
  10. Classes I’m interested in
  11. Making new friends
  12. Naps
  13. Nature and our environment
  14. Learning new things
  15. Lucky Ones, a song about gratitude
  16. Orange slices at halftime
  17. Delivery drivers
  18. Bandaids with cool designs
  19. Peanut butter
  20. My trip to LA
  21. Backyard football the computer game
  22. A chance to travel internationally
  23. Water for Cambodia
  24. Good headphones
  25. This 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, Matador beach at sunset! The end to a pretty great day. Nothing like the ocean breeze.

Grateful For The Little Things (#26)

01.18.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Pickup basketball
  2. A clean apartment and an empty sink
  3. My fellow LCGs
  4. My family
  5. Comfy pillows
  6. Quotes from Jen Sincero
  7. Hot showers and cold drinks
  8. The weekend
  9. Desserts of all kinds but I like the chocolate ones
  10. My dad for carrying me up to bed from the car when I was younger
  11. Chicago Rappers
  12. Meeting new people
  13. Time to nap
  14. Time with my Peer Mentors
  15. Hikes with my friends
  16. My Swift Kick internship family
  17. Safe travels
  18. Whoever invented birthday cake
  19. Marvel movies
  20. Animal costumes for Halloween
  21. The reminder my moons give me
  22. Fellow bloggers who inspire me to keep writing
  23. When my alarm wakes me up on time
  24. Acoustic music
  25. To be exactly where I’m supposed to be

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, I think I’m going to start a series of pictures of the sunsets outside my apartment. I’m just not sure where to share them! 

One Day At A Time (#25)

Dreams and aspirations can feel heavy when it doesn’t feel like we’re making any progress. It’s why people drop their expectations and start to give up on their goals. There’s no magic word or phrase I can use to motivate you but I can remind you to be patient.

Take it one day at a time, remember to breath, and you’ll get there. Speak it into your existence and remind yourself what you’re working for. Be present for each moment and just see what happens.

01.17.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. The CD my dad made for me when I turned 10 with all his favorite songs
  2. Snow day delays
  3. My friend, Erika! She always brings a smile to my face. Also she got me this awesome frame of Ned lol
  4. Big comfy sweatshirts
  5. Tattoo stories
  6. UMass Amherst
  7. Time with my new Peer Mentors
  8. Sushi at Hamp
  9. My family
  10. Vance Joy, ‘Dream Your Life Away’ album
  11. Weddings and sunshine
  12. The ocean
  13. Double sessions for soccer
  14. Basketball at the gym
  15. These headphones
  16. My sister’s food recommendations
  17. Making mistakes
  18. Family road trips and books on tape
  19. Water
  20. Sleeping on a bed I finally fit on
  21. That time my uncle dressed up like a lobster for my beach themed birthday party
  22. My friends who are going to become educators
  23. Triathlon training team
  24. Late night cups of V8 with my mom
  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, my friends and I spent the day at the beach and were greeted by a cool breeze and a bright blue sky. We walked that beach for miles!

Stay Driven (#21)

01.13.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Good friends
  2. Summers working Orientation at Bridgewater
  3. New England Patriots Football
  4. A good nap
  5. Short lines at the grocery store
  6. My cat, Ned as he’s starting to trust me more
  7. Hot showers
  8. Songs that make you want to groove
  9. The support I get from my supervisors and fellow LCGs
  10. Learning new things
  11. My family
  12. A good pen to journal with
  13. Winter runs and cold breath
  14. The people who believe in me
  15. Catching up with friends
  16. The feeling of finishing an application
  17. Febreeze when my cat stinks
  18. Summers spent at the community pool with my friends as a kid
  19. Warm blankets
  20. New friendships
  21. The Universe
  22. The little moments that got me here
  23. The adversity that allows me to grow
  24. People who make me feel heard
  25. This 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 my hike on Mt. Monadonok. Apparently, it is the most popular hike in the world. Regardless if we knew that before the actual hike, we got Chipotle after to celebrate. 

Getting In A Groove (#20)

01.12.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Pickup basketball at the gym
  2. Water
  3. Time to read
  4. My Peer Mentor staff
  5. Food delivery services
  6. My family
  7. The warm weather! Today felt like Spring
  8. Music on vinyl
  9. Morning meditation
  10. For people who share music
  11. The sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, Epsilon Sigma Chapter
  12. Teachers and Mentors
  13. Whoever invented sweatpants
  14. My grandparents
  15. Playing sports as a kid
  16. Artistic and inspiring people
  17. Hikes on my own
  18. Refreshing rain
  19. The sound of an acoustic guitar
  20. Comfy pillows
  21. My fellow LCGs
  22. My cat, Ned!
  23. Telescopes, our peep hole to the universe
  24. The Mud Run in elementary school and the fire truck after
  25. Definitely 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 the lake right outside the trailhead to the Olympic National Forest. The fog in the morning was no match for this deep blue beauty.

Write It Down (#19)

01.11.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Reconnecting with old friends
  2. The chance to teach CORE this semester
  3. Time to meditate
  4. Chipotle
  5. Team Kennedy (my co-workers)
  6. People who inspire me aim high
  7. Warm slippers
  8. Good friends who listen to you rant
  9. Safe travels
  10. My family
  11. Different kinds of juice
  12. Recliner seats at the movies
  13. Donuts after middle school basketball games
  14. My mom letting me drive around her minivan to deliver pizza
  15. My cat Ned waking me up for work
  16. Subtitles, my hearing is going
  17. My peer mentors
  18. Good books
  19. A good plate of nachos and other game day snacks
  20. Monopoly nights with my fam
  21. Getting tucked in by my dad when I was a kid, he’s so good at it
  22. The smell of fresh cut grass
  23. Technology that preserves energy and saves our planet
  24. Snow days
  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, fall sunset over a local lake in Bridgewater. Missing the warmth of the summer months, surrounded by the cold gray snow.