Tag: graduation

Another Gratitude List (#137)


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Finishing my first year of grad school
  2. Everyone that supported me through this process
  3. Countless sunsets
  4. Reflective walks to and from the gym at night
  5. Good music and sharing with others
  6. Good professors
  7. Car rides with Carley
  8. Dream team meetings
  9. Living in Emerson
  10. My supervisor, Adam
  12. My mental health tools still working
  13. My cat, Ned for being my source of happiness
  14. Home cooked meals
  15. Saturday morning soccer games
  16. Finding friends playing indoor in the winter
  17. FaceTimes before bed with my BSU friends
  18. Change!!
  19. I can finally start planning and packing for Europe
  20. New opportunities
  21. Spending time with my family
  22. A DAY OFF
  23. The warmth of the sun
  24. The green returning to the trees
  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 of Main street in Siem Reap! It was dry season when we went so the water level was really low but typically it would be higher. 

One Day At A Time (#134)

I think I’ve told myself that more times than I can count this semester. It’s an important reminder to not only be patient but to let go of what we can’t control. I can prepare as much as I want to for the future but will only be ready once it’s become the present. I can’t change the past but I can learn from those moments and use them as lessons in the here and now. I personally use gratitude to tie it all together which makes RIGHT NOW so precious.

I talk a lot about music, and tag it often, so here’s a playlist I’m working on! Right now, it’s quite short, not much to it. But with time, it will grow and maybe it’ll even have a few of your favorite songs. The theme of the playlist is “one song a day” – a reminder to take life at the same speed. Hope you enjoy it.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Catching up and checking in
  2. Working here at UMass and meeting so many incredible people
  3. Morning yoga with the sunshine
  4. Change of all kinds
  5. Long emails about world travel
  6. Time to get centered and regain balance
  7. A productive afternoon
  8. Healthy habits and good routines
  9. Stepping outside my comfort zone
  10. No social media – so much freedom
  11. Cat cuddles and funny internet cat pranks
  12. Nights listening to music in my car with my brother
  13. My friends from BSU and those I’ve stayed connected with
  14. This blog and the response I get from sharing gratitude!
  15. Those who inspire
  16. Second chances (and third chances)
  17. Sports and good competition
  18. Piano lessons and learning something new
  19. Signs from the Universe. That feeling in your bones demanding to be heard
  20. Exploration
  21. Sharing music and finding meaning in lyrics
  22. Free sweatshirts
  23. Crimson Hall and Shea Durgin memories
  24. Talking things out
  25. The Precious Present


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 my trip to New York for my internship! What a fun experience and one I definitely look back on with gratitude.