365 days

365 days have come and gone and I can honestly say that every single one of those days was an adventure. Every day taught a lesson, offered a beautiful view, and challenged me, physically or mentally or both. I am not the same person I was one year ago. Sure, I am all the innate… Continue reading 365 days


red states

When you are used to the views of the Eastern Sierras, driving into (what I call) the red states brings a whole new meaning to mesmerized. One is not more beautiful than the other. They are just different. Both remind you that every landscape re-defines your definition of nature, expanding it beyond the realm you… Continue reading red states

the stomach drop

To feel fear is to feel that there is a perceived threat, danger, or pain to come from a situation. Some individuals are more fearful than others. Fear is a necessary emotion. It is what triggers our physical and emotional responses to protect ourselves. It is how we separate a person just walking by us… Continue reading the stomach drop


let’s talk about love

Love manifests in us all differently. It comes in all shapes and sizes. It may stem from friendship, or romance, or family, or a passion. When I think about the love I have in my life, my definitions for the word ‘love’ are different for all of my relationships. All unique. But what they have… Continue reading let’s talk about love


small puzzle piece

After arriving to the Eastern Sierras in late June, I thought, knowing me, I would start writing everything down right away. I thought I would keep track of how I was feeling, physically and mentally, track my progress in hikes and in miles, and make note of new discoveries along the way. However, this summer… Continue reading small puzzle piece


before the pine trees

The only thing better than a morning with my journal, coffee, a fire, and CCR are mornings with him. We always seem to find the perfect spot to venture to, the best song to play, and all of this with his hand in mine. I often think about how lucky I am and I become… Continue reading before the pine trees