Tag: teaching

People Who Inspire Me: Adam (#65)

02.26.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. My supervisor, Adam
  2. Starting my Mondays with laughter and good conversation
  3. UMass Hockey Games
  4. Check-ins and good communication
  5. His Patience
  6. Ordering Pizza at SW Beach Party
  7. Adam’s love of Halloween and all things Horror Movies
  8. Talking about meditation and self-care
  9. His trust and his encouragement
  10. His positivity
  11. Having time for the gym
  12. Working with Kristin on the interviews today
  13. Teaching CORE with Kelcey, my class is amazing
  14. Carpools with Carley
  15. Talking to Bryan and hearing that he did well on his interview
  16. Snacks in class
  17. My Peer Mentors
  18. House Council with Jess
  19. Peanut butter always
  20. My family
  21. Memories of listening to sports radio with my dad and brother
  22. My first Revs game at Gillette
  23. The feeling of warm laundry
  24. Water
  25. The 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.

Featured image of some of my favorite people! Shoutout to Adam on my right. It’s been a great year having him in my corner.

People Who Inspire Me: Stenie (#63)

02.24.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Stenie.
  2. Shea 2
  3. Bridgewater State University
  4. Cambodia
  5. Talks about life
  6. Early morning gym sessions
  7. Teamwork
  8. The Starburst Game
  9. When Stenie’s mom cooks for me
  10. Being in the right place at the right time
  11. Morning yoga
  12. My family, especially my siblings
  13. Facetiming with friends
  14. Shazaming music
  15. Car ride singing
  16. Good books
  17. A night at the train station
  18. Lessons learned
  19. My apartment
  20. Working here at UMass
  21. My Peer Mentors
  22. Meditation and relaxation
  23. Support from friends
  24. Catching the sunrise
  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.

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Featured image of one of my best friends Stenie. The best floor partner I ever had, my confidant, my support, my inspiration, my angel. One of the best people I know for so many reasons. I’m grateful for Stenie. Every now and again I want to shout out some of the people who mean the most to me. 

Not Just Another Day (#53)

02.14.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Team Tidal Wave and Trivia Bowl victories
  2. A full day of things to do
  3. Time to climb and people who give me tips
  4. CONVINCING Liverpool victories in Champions League
  5. Anytime I get to eat frosting
  6. Sharing Music
  7. Teaching extra CORE classes
  8. Lofi Hip Hop
  9. Summers with Skyhawks
  10. Mornings I can get up on time
  11. FIFA tournaments with the team
  12. My family
  13. Warm blankets
  14. The rain as it cleanses everything
  15. My Grammy’s dogs
  16. Conversation about the Universe
  17. Feeling fulfilled
  18. Being trusted with more responsibility
  19. Students who inspire
  20. Working with Carley and Jess in Kennedy
  21. Covers of my favorite songs
  22. When Laughter fills your body
  23. Frank and Holly
  24. Dr. Kevin Curry
  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 what may be the first picture that isn’t a landscape photo but I wanted to introduce my cat, Ned! He’s named after the King of the North, Ned Stark from Game of Thrones. Ironically, my cat hates the cold. 

A Great Story (#43)

Just like a classic novel, life is full of twists and turns, highs and lows. I think gratitude helps us find ourselves right in the middle, perfectly balanced. Live a great story and be unafraid of what stands in your way.

02.04.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. An incredible season by the New England Patriots. They lost to a really talented Eagles team they earned that win. Excited for next season!
  2. Time with my best friend Bryan
  3. The change that comes with rain
  4. Signs from the Universe
  5. Love in all forms
  6. What patience brings
  7. This life and the lessons I’ve learned
  8. Reflection and journaling
  9. The clarity that comes from running or a good work out
  10. The healing that comes with change
  11. My chance to speak at commencement
  12. Good jellybeans
  13. The solitude of the beach in the winter
  14. Getting to pick the movie on family movie night
  15. Seeing my cat after a long day
  16. Nights delivering pizza in high school
  17. Promises kept
  18. Kind people
  19. Unlimited breadsticks at Olive Garden, what a great deal
  20. A sick guitar solo
  21. The safety of my bed and my space
  22. Those Tide commercials during the Super Bowl, hilarious stuff
  23. Anytime the ice cream truck came by and my parents had enough cash for me to get something
  24. My time in Cambodia
  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 sun shining leaving Gillette stadium. The Patriots will always be more than just a football team for me. Lots of important memories as I’ve grown up watching that team. Even after some of the darkest days, the sun continues to shine.

Make The Most Of Your Day (#37)

01.29.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Waking up on time to go to the gym early
  2. Engaged and fun CORE students
  3. The sound of seagulls
  4. Carpools to class
  5. Friends from BSU
  6. My family
  7. The brothers of Sigma Pi
  8. 1:1s with my boss, Adam
  9. Interviews
  10. Songs good on repeat
  11. Fresh fruit
  12. Spending lunch with my cat
  13. People who make you laugh
  14. New music on Spotify
  15. Pizza at programs
  16. FIFA tournaments with my team
  17. An empty email inbox
  18. House Council fun
  19. Days I get to wear a tie
  20. A working bike
  21. Delivery drivers
  22. Snow days
  23. Friends who read the blog
  24. Accepted students day here at UMass
  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 flat horizon. A quick hike with some of my best friends.

Signs From The Universe (#36)

Sometimes it is undeniable. Something so clear out of your control is telling you to notice the signs. I don’t think we always have the awareness to know what these signs mean but they are there.

01.28.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Places I’ve been
  2. Healthy eating
  3. The weekend
  4. Clean water
  5. My family
  6. Coming home
  7. My peer mentors
  8. My cat, Ned
  9. Time for myself
  10. Finding new music
  11. Handwritten notes and letters
  12. When my mom would make my siblings and me pancakes
  13. Nights together
  14. Morning meditation
  15. Signs from the Universe
  16. Long runs
  17. Contagious smiles
  18. New opportunities
  19. People who inspire through hard work
  20. A summer doing Crossfit
  21. A good night’s rest
  22. Friends who got me here
  23. The tough days that make the good days better
  24. Peanut butter
  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.

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Featured image from my hike to Judas Tree National Park. Missing the great outdoors and the sun as it continues to be cold and gray here in MA. 

Be Kind (#35)

01.27.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Sunshine
  2. Being a runner
  3. Broga Yoga
  4. My cat, Ned
  5. Good friends and good food
  6. Clear night skies filled with stars
  7. Campfires
  8. My family
  9. The Universe
  10. Time to read
  11. Trees and clean air
  12. State and National Parks
  13. Mornings to sleep in
  14. Other bloggers who inspire me
  15. My call to adventure
  16. Exploring new places
  17. Neck pillows
  18. Popcorn and movies
  19. Monopoly with my dad and brother
  20. My planner and my calendar
  21. My grandparents
  22. Time to journal
  23. Learning new things
  24. My own classroom
  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 my favorite lake in Bridgewater. Home to the perfect sunsets and plenty of happy memories.