One Day At A Time (#61)

02.22.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. A great department
  2. My buddy Josh for visiting
  3. Pizza with Hadassah and Joseph
  4. Learning new things
  5. Language classes
  6. Surviving the snow on our hike today
  7. A good attitude after getting lost
  8. Frank Ocean, Moon River
  9. My family, especially my siblings
  10. Good advice
  11. FaceTimes before bed
  12. My neck pillow
  13. My peer mentors
  14. AC / Heat in my apartment
  15. Clean dishes
  16. Short lines at Big Y
  17. The return of NBA basketball, Boston Celtics specifically
  18. Good coaches and what sports teach you
  19. Vinyl music and sharing songs
  20. Good role models
  21. Fresh fruit and veggies
  22. Clean water
  23. Every moment that has lead to right now
  24. Challenges along the way
  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 quotes. I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and my journey is far from over. There’s so much left to discover and learn. I’m just getting started.

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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.

A Silver Lining (#59)

Life never goes the way we expect it to. Often times we hope for one outcome and something completely different comes of it, Whatever happens, know the Universe is working in your favor. Whatever happens, is meant to be and will fuel your learning if you allow it.

02.20.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Saturday morning soccer
  2. An empty email inbox
  3. Job offers
  4. Dr. Curry and Team Cambodia
  5. My parents and my family
  6. Shannon Pierce
  7. Lucas Bentes
  8. Juvan Coetzee
  9. Carly Ladd
  10. Bryan Gammon
  11. Pickup Soccer and no head injuries
  12. Vegetables and healthy eating
  13. Moments of learning
  14. The Universe
  15. Meeting new people
  16. Interacting with other bloggers
  17. My bed
  18. My boss, Adam
  19. Morning yoga stretches
  20. Time for the gym
  21. Good hugs
  22. Melted cheese
  23. Another day on this planet
  24. My process
  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 Judas tree mountain landscape. Definitely one of my favorite day hikes. Looking to do more!

Love Your Process, Embrace Your Journey (#57)

02.18.8

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Laughing with my family
  2. Seeing my grandma
  3. Safe travels
  4. New beginnings
  5. Old voicemails
  6. Reconnecting with old friends
  7. Becoming an RA
  8. Football and Civ Sundays in the apartments
  9. Buffalo chicken dip
  10. The Warren Conference Center field
  11. Early weekend mornings watching cartoons
  12. Growing closer with my brother
  13. Jordan Gomes, for pushing me to be my best
  14. Cousins, aunts, uncles, everyone at family gatherings
  15. Getting my masters paid for
  16. Having access to college
  17. Getting a chance to interview for my dream summer job working in England
  18. Lighthouses that lead the way Home
  19. Mother Nature and our Earth
  20. A good sunset / sunrise
  21. Sharing new music
  22. Teachers and mentors
  23. People who comment and share the blog! Hearing other people be grateful is the best feeling
  24. No traffic
  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 sunset riding the top edge of the stadium at UMass. Haven’t found many quiet spots out here that beat this one when it’s open

Embrace The Unknown (#55)

02.16.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Morning yoga
  2. Naps
  3. Ordering in
  4. Meeting new people
  5. My brother
  6. A good nights rest and a dark room
  7. Brunch with team Kennedy
  8. Catching up with my dad
  9. Nights watching the stars
  10. Learning about discovery, invention, and technology over time
  11. Fresh cut grass
  12. A bed I fit on
  13. Supportive, kind people
  14. Songs you can sing and dance to
  15. My time in Cambodia and a chance to go back
  16. The long weekend
  17. Friends who’ve kept in touch
  18. Comfy sweats
  19. Days to recover
  20. Local town Pizza
  21. Ashland State Park hikes
  22. The summer sun
  23. Sleeping in on Sunday
  24. Music
  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 a wildly rooted tree group of trees in Cambodia

Share It Out Loud (#54)

Writing gratitude is useful but telling others is when it holds the most value. A reminder never hurt anyone how grateful you are for their existence.

02.15.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. My supervisor Adam
  2. Rock climbing with Erika
  3. Time for the gym
  4. The kind employees that left EMS open for me as I rushed in 10 minutes before close
  5. Clear instructions with grad work
  6. Coming home to my cat, Ned
  7. The long weekend with my family
  8. Laughing with my peer mentors
  9. Spotify new music Friday
  10. Old movies with my dad
  11. Sledding in the winter
  12. The warmer weather
  13. The promise of Spring
  14. Growing up with my siblings
  15. AIM Chats
  16. Sharing gratitude
  17. Morning yoga and stretches
  18. Chapters in my life
  19. Learning
  20. A couple deep breaths
  21. What patience brings
  22. Lessons my parents taught me
  23. A roof over my head
  24. People who have helped me get here
  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 night I made a change in my life.

Learning To Let Go (#52)

There’s no sense in worrying about the things you can’t control.

02.13.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Working as an LCG here at UMass
  2. Teaching CORE with Kelcey
  3. 1:1s with my Peer Mentors
  4. Good interviews
  5. Having options
  6. Prime parking spaces
  7. Checking things off the to-do list
  8. Time to exercise
  9. Honest people
  10. A night in with nothing to do
  11. Away games with PJ
  12. A clean apartment
  13. Tattoo stories and survived scars
  14. My family
  15. My time as a Swift Kick intern
  16. Getting a good group in class for research
  17. When Ned wants to cuddle
  18. Gratitude
  19. To learn more about supporting individual identities and my students
  20. Clean teeth
  21. Peanut butter sandwiches
  22. Naps after a long day
  23. Quick fire drills
  24. A clean apartment
  25. This moment, right 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 sky on fire. Must mean something pretty special is happening if the universe gives us this.