The 52 Lists Project: List of Things You Should Be Proud of



While I didn’t find my job completely on my own, I’m proud that I have a good job during a time when a lot of people are less fortunate

My husband and I have created a beautiful home along with the help of a number of others

Some people work their entire lives to live on the Cape…I managed to do it by the time I turned 26

After 5 years of jumping around and having a hard time finding a good fit, I finally got my bachelors degree from UMass Amherst

I performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade when i was 17 years old and I will never stop bragging about it

Not only was I able to get a car loan by myself, but I paid it off early.

My cooking skills have improved leaps and bounds since I first started living away from my parent’s house

I try new foods all the time, which is a far cry from my infant-teenage years

I can almost always see the good in people, even though I can be pessimistic to a fault

I know how to forgive 

My anxiety of being around strangers and having to make conversation is (almost) gone

Some of the friends I still have today are friendships I’ve had since kindergarten 

I successfully drove through downtown Boston without getting into an accident, causing an accident, or having a heart attack. I probably won’t do it again if I don’t have to, though. 

I consider myself an adult

I know myself. 




The 52 Lists Project: List Your Greatest Comforts

Reading/watching Harry Potter 
Flannel sheets 
Looking at pictures of friends and family
Watching a good chick-flick with a snuggie
The smell of lilacs in the spring
The feeling of sand in my toes
Listening to my dad play around with the acoustic guitar
Hearing any of my “summer of 2003” songs
Wearing the mittens my mom makes for me
A nice tall glass of milk
Christmas eve with my family and Christmas morning at home
North Pleasant Street in Amherst
Hearing my friends laugh 
Prince Edward Island
Holding hands
Having a dog on my lap
A nice warm scarf
Weekend mornings spent in bed
The smell of garlic and onions in a frying pan
Sugar cookies
“Fresh Cotton” scented candles
The 21st floor of the UMASS library, desks all the way on the right near the banking books
Friday afternoons at 4:45 pm
Upton, MA 
Pixar Movies and/or old Disney movies
Crafting & creating 
Listening to Jump! Little Children

The 52 Lists Project: List of Words That Touch Your Soul

love                    antique                    sometime
grace                  welcome                 simple
passion             breathe                    lock
family                sensational            praise
cozy                    music                       heart
sparkle              extraordinary      comfort
glitter                you                            see
romance          melt                           beach
embrace           bright                       modern
create                strength                   crisp
pages                 literature                warm
color                  soul                           nostalgia
travel                compassion            conduct
explore             forever                    opulent
print                  sun                             rhapsody
mellow             moon                         idyllic
safety                life                              lullaby
melody            unbreakable            faithful
epitome           album                        glitz
marriage         peace                          magic
flavor               photograph             fortune
ours                  shine                           marvel