Great Sand Dunes National Park in a day

The month is June 2017. Summer is approaching as Amy returns from a small trip back to Pennsylvania for a work conference and her birthday. Anxiety and the need to travel creep in like they do just about every weekend that’s calling for nice weather.

Ok enough of that strange narrative speak… but that’s the scene as I approached the first weekend in June last year, and I had a list of places I wanted to explore in Colorado. One of them was the last of the 4 national parks in Colorado that I had yet to visit: Great Sand Dunes National Park.
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My version of self care

The term ‘self care’ is so corny to me, but at the same time… what else would you call it? You’re taking care of yourself; paying attention to yourself, giving yourself confidence and love, and making time to treat yourself. That’s care, baby. And I’ve really embraced the idea of it in the last few months weeks. I wish it was months, but I guess it took awhile for the idea I’ve been hearing forever to stick with me.


please enjoy my feeble attempt to bring in a visual component to self care
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2017 in Numbers & Souvenirs

What a surprise, I went awhile without a post. Since this is my first time writing in 2018, I wanted to first wrap up 2017. In the first few weeks of the new year, I’ve spent a lot of time alone and I’ve done some reflecting on the last year and what it meant to me. It was a pretty big year.
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San Francisco Botanical Garden

A few months ago, I combined a trip to Yosemite and San Francisco. I posted some snapshots of the two days in San Francisco here back in May! And I shared some photos of my time in Yosemite here!

What I didn’t share yet is my excessive photos of flowers from our trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

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Opting Outside this Black Friday

Last year in Colorado, Kristen and I decided to avoid any Black Friday messiness and go to the mountains. Not that we previously had many shopping outings, but it felt really great to  me to decidedly choose to join the #OptOutside movement and say no to insane consumerism.
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