I’ve had such motivation this past month, with this spring-like weather we’ve been having, getting things prepared for our backpacking trip in a couple months, and getting in the groove of my new job.

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What a  roller coaster this year has been already, and it hasn’t even been a month.

From job searching, losing a loved one, reconnecting with family, it’s brought a new perspective on life. It’s true, there’s always a silver lining to a gloomy situation. Continue reading

Chimney Gulch / Lookout Mountain Trail

I went on my first heavy hike of the season! With Kolin being at work, Max & I were feelin’ up to the task of a 9 mile hike (there & back), 2,000 elevation gain of Lookout Mountain. It was perfect weather & hardly anyone on the  trail. The hike up was filled with stopping at every creek crossing for Max to take a dip, having butterflies land on my arm, seeing my first ginormous BULL SNAKE, and realizing how out of shape I still am. Ah, but was it worth it. Continue reading


‘Ello fellow readers. I am still trying to figure out all this blog craziness. It’s been fun figuring it all out and realizing how invested I am & want to be in this blog. I definitely feel gravitated towards this idea and I want to keep pursuing this. Also, getting all of your positive feedback has been amazing, so thank you! Continue reading