Keep It Up (#31)

Sometimes the day can feel monotonous. Your routine is getting old and the day feels long. Keep going. Keep keeping on. Take it one day at a time. You’ll get there, wherever it is you’re headed.

01.23.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. A good nights rest, finally they fixed the blinds in my room
  2. Time for the gym
  3. Getting things done
  4. Dessertttttttttt
  5. Being an RA at BSU
  6. Neck pillows for plane rides
  7. My cat, Ned
  8. Sunshine
  9. Summers at the Rez
  10. Car rides to and from away games
  11. Summer camp
  12. Days that feel like spring
  13. Chipotle trips
  14. Mentors and coaches
  15. Grad school
  16. Inspirational quotes and poems
  17. Songs that make you dance
  18. My family
  19. Hard work
  20. Breakfast at Good Days
  21. Local bagels when I’m home
  22. Good health
  23. Learning new things
  24. Celtics basketball
  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 from a hike of warmer days. Looking forward to more.

Just Gotta Go (#30)

Don’t let anything hold you back from your grand adventure. It’s time and you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.

01.22.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Finished applications
  2. New blinds for my apartment
  3. Indian Food
  4. No social media
  5. Time in LA with my Uncle
  6. Water
  7. Nice weather
  8. A good stretch
  9. Another first day of classes
  10. Empty sink and a clean apartment
  11. Secret spoons for ice cream
  12. Theater class in Middle School
  13. My family
  14. Half days on Wednesdays
  15. Runs before school to the train station
  16. Love
  17. Soft cookies
  18. NFL Football
  19. Fan theories about my favorite TV shows
  20. Trips to Daybreak Burger
  21. Sleep
  22. My friends from BSU
  23. A couple deep breaths
  24. This blog
  25. Today and 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 a woman warrior ready to take on the mountain. The blue sky and the deep emerald trees stand no match. All pictures are my own.

Speak It Into Your Existence (#29)

You have the choice to manifest your own future, to have everything you have ever wanted for yourself. All it takes is some hard work, a little positivity, and a lot of patience. Don’t be afraid to ask for help on your way either.

01.21.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Pancakes and waffles
  2. Time with my Peer Mentor and the RASC Open House
  3. AFC Championships
  4. Summer at Crossfit SOBO
  5. Hiking and nature
  6. Sunshine
  7. Fresh Cantaloupe
  8. Chipotle after the gym
  9. My family
  10. My Sigma Pi fraternity brothers
  11. Beard growth
  12. Good music like Jake Isaac
  13. Learning from challenge and transition
  14. My cat, Ned 🙂
  15. Lazy rivers
  16. Burgers from In N Out
  17. Safe plane rides
  18. Wedding invites
  19. Time to watch Netflix
  20. Friendly and inspiring YouTube creators
  21. Residential life parking
  22. International internship opportunities
  23. Buffalo chicken and bleu cheese
  24. Water
  25. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow

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 United States thousands of miles above the ground. The Earth is a pretty special place when we have the time to look around and appreciate it for what it is. 

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!