Tag: school

You Got What It Takes (#47)

02.08.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. That my brother is safe after this morning
  2. Making it to work on time
  3. 1:1’s with my Peer Mentors
  4. Hanging with Carley at work
  5. Leaving Southwest and seeing campus
  6. Living so close to Big Y
  7. Getting a rower at the very crowded gym
  8. The sun
  9. Trivia Bingo with my Peer Mentors
  10. My apartment is starting to feel like home
  11. Celtics Basketball
  12. The Happiness Project and You Are A Badass
  13. The Universe
  14. Working in OSIL
  15. Clean water
  16. Summer hikes
  17. Friendly people who help with directions
  18. New music Friday
  19. Being cozy with my cat
  20. My family
  21. Cereal snacks after school
  22. The weekend
  23. Movies in bed
  24. Free Pizza
  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 of the sunset outside my apartment. Playing with some of the settings on my camera has lead to some pretty good learning and this is one of the results! If anyone has tips on night time shooting I would love to hear them. 

Stay Focused (#46)

02.07.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. FaceTiming with friends from BSU
  2. Chapter on Wednesday with my brothers
  3. My favorite floor partner, Stenie
  4. The Shea Durgin Hill in the summer
  5. Becoming an RA and starting in Pope
  6. The Lost Panera
  7. Carver Pond
  8. Boyden Steps
  9. Summer Apartments with John
  10. Frank and Holly
  11. Some of the worst supervisors ever so I could learn how to be better for my own staff
  12. Sundays playing Civ and watching football
  13. Lane’s Chocolate Brownies
  14. My mentors working in Res Life
  15. Conference Road Trips to UVM
  16. Dear World (https://dearworld.org/orlando)
  17. Speaking at Commencement
  18. Traveling to Cambodia
  19. My first class freshman year with Professor McCarthy. She always told us to, “Run with the fastest”. I’ve remembered ever since
  20. Runs through campus in the summer
  21. Spotify Music
  22. Dr. Jakari Griffith and Dr. Cindy Kane for helping me create a Residential Learning Community dedicated to Leadership
  23. Getting to work on a real TED event
  24. Auntie in ECC who always remembered my omelet order
  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.

IMG_0661Featured image of the place I think of as my home. This is probably my best picture of Boyden among many other attempts. It was a warm night and the grass was so green. I have spent A LOT of time on that quad and on those steps. 

Don’t Fear The Uncertainty (#41)

02.02.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Hanging out with my fam getting ice cream
  2. Lunch with my supervisor
  3. UMass hockey with my grad staff
  4. Rides home in the freezing cold
  5. Time to hang with my cat, Ned
  6. My new plants
  7. Ashland Day at Stone Park and after school there too
  8. Staying up until midnight with my cousins on the cape for New Years
  9. My aunts and uncles
  10. The sun and its healing
  11. Friends who play FIFA
  12. Ultimate frisbee games at the high school
  13. Runs before school
  14. The Ashland train station for being my escape
  15. My brother Ben, for all he does for me
  16. Good music and new artists on Spotify
  17. Souvenirs from my friends who have gone to incredible places
  18. When interviews go well
  19. Morning meditation
  20. Feeling stronger
  21. The embarrassing number of pillows I have on my bed
  22. Learning how to play cards with my dad
  23. Friendly dogs
  24. Deep conversation
  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 last day of fall in Ashland state park. Snow had yet to fall but trees had become barren. I edited out the color from the trees and left the orange on the leaves.

The Best Kind Of Day (#40)

02.01.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Bryan Gammon
  2. My RD for supporting me this morning
  3. My fellow LCGs
  4. Naps when I’m not feeling great
  5. My cat, Ned. King of the North.
  6. A clean apartment
  7. Time at the gym
  8. Hot showers
  9. FaceTimes with friends
  10. Sharing music
  11. Memories in Crimson
  12. Hanging out on Burrill
  13. Finding my classes on the first day of school
  14. My family
  15. The Cambodia team
  16. My brothers in Sigma Pi
  17. Bears Den Cheesesteak and Curly fries
  18. Peanut Butter
  19. New Music Friday on Spotify
  20. How my beard keeps my face warm
  21. My very patient Higher Ed advisor
  22. 40 days of blogging!
  23. Catching the sunrise
  24. My Peer Mentors
  25. Gratitude. I had an awful day but practicing gratitude helped me pick myself back up and make the most of where I was at.

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 Cambodian river next to the ruins of a temple. I realize the picture shows up twice on the desktop but I’m posting this for the mobile user friends.