Keep It Up (#277)

If you need to hear it from someone, let that person be me.

You’re doing a great job.

What you do, matters.

Just take it one day at a time.

Thank you for being you.

10.08.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Clean water
  2. Big comfy sweatshirts
  3. Safe travels
  4. My family for making me laugh
  5. Car rides with my cat (I’m serious!)
  6. A clean apartment
  7. Good surprises
  8. Doing things for others
  9. Time at the gym
  10. Great teachers
  11. Morning bike rides with Julie
  12. A couple deep breaths
  13. My local grocery store
  14. Late night ice cream
  15. A clear night to see the stars
  16. Instrumentals to put me to sleep
  17. Warm, clean laundry
  18. Hot showers
  19. UMass Amherst and my continued education
  20. Good coaches and mentors
  21. What patience brings
  22. Naps in Iceland
  23. My fraternity brothers
  24. Sleeping in
  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 the first sunrise in Maine!

Back At It (#265)

Hi Internet,

First and foremost I’m happy to be posting again. This past week I’ve been quite busy. My girlfriend and I went camping in northern Maine for a couple days. Followed quickly by a good amount of work I needed to catch up on. Prior to talking it out, I felt bad because I didn’t feel like I kept my promise. I didn’t post daily and I messed up and missed out on my goal.

Now, I feel differently. It was never about posting every day or a specific number of items on nightly lists. It was about learning to incorporate and celebrate gratitude in my life.

This is my 265th blog but certainly not my 265th day feeling grateful to be exactly where I am. These blogs have helped my mental health and I’m better off when I write things out.

09.21.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Car rides with the windows down
  2. Podcasts and audiobooks
  3. Getting assignments down early
  4. The Harry Potter stories
  5. Summers by the pool
  6. Clean water
  7. Sharing dessert with my girlfriend
  8. Bike rides through campus
  9. Wiffleball in the yard
  10. Long drives to Maine
  11. Holy Donuts in Portland
  12. A painted sky full of stars
  13. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean
  14. Catching the first sunrise
  15. A sky on fire full of color
  16. Pancakes in the woods
  17. Walking around the lakes
  18. Singing in the car
  19. Finding random Denny’s
  20. Our little tent
  21. The sound of rain on the car windshield
  22. Comfy pillows
  23. Two successful interviews for class
  24. My family and Monopoly nights
  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 Julie and I on our hike for the day. I couldn’t tell you the name of it but we had a great time and didn’t get too lost.