Keeping Busy (#239)

Being back at UMass means being busy. It’s good for me to have things to do. It keeps me organized and being productive brings me happiness. I can carve out routines and schedules and it all helps me “feel good”. This moment feels good.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My family
  2. Weekend Premiere League
  3. A couple deep breaths
  4. The places I’ve been
  5. Sharing a birthday with my sister
  6. The uncertainty of the horizon
  7. Watermelon in the summer
  8. Cupcakes with good frosting
  9. Good dreams
  10. Challenge and adversity
  11. A clean apartment
  12. Warm blankets and socks
  13. Morning tea
  14. Trying new things
  15. The weekend
  16. When my friends visit
  17. Texts from my Grammy
  18. Watching classic movies with my parents
  19. Learning how to play an instrument
  20. Being back at UMass
  21. A clear night to see the stars
  22. Runs through campus
  23. My Peer Mentors
  24. The cool breeze running through the trees
  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.

    Featured image from Anfield. Another match Monday!

    Living In The Present (#153)

    It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since I arrived in Europe but wow has so much happened. Every day has brought something new and exciting. I’m eternally grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait for what’s to come. It was really great being able to FaceTime with some of my friends tonight and reflect. I moved into my Essex apartment today, meaning I finally have a permanent place to stay for the first time at the same time I’ve been abroad. Travel is fun but also incredibly draining. Tomorrow’s sun will bring new life and new opportunities.


    Today I’m Grateful For…

    1. Safe travels
    2. My internship in England
    3. FaceTimes before bed
    4. Sharing music and Spotify New Music Friday
    5. Catching up
    6. A little laughter
    7. Family traditions
    8. Disney movies
    9. Learning new things and setting goals
    10. Singing in the car
    11. The summer sun
    12. A cool night’s breeze
    13. The sound of rain against the window
    14. Anything by or about Frank Ocean
    15. Time to journal
    16. A clean and organized room I can call my own
    17. Summer bonfires
    18. Clean teeth
    19. Time for hiking and photography
    20. A little room decoration
    21. Summers working Orientation
    22. Friendly flatmates
    23. Open space and green trees
    24. Videos and pictures of my cat, Ned
    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 historically famous Anfield stadium. Tomorrow my team play in the Champions League Final and I can’t wait!! It’ll be a hell of a game whatever the result and I can’t wait to support them. Grateful for the games they’ve played and the joy they’ve brought me. One more boys, let’s go and bring home a 6th European title.