If you’ve been with me since this blog was initiated in 2016, we’ve been through a lot of transitions together. Moving across the country (multiple times lol), new jobs, new hobbies, and new relationships. The only constant over time has been change.
With nothing being guaranteed in life except for the transience of it all, I want to take a moment to *pause* before yet another new beginning. Tomorrow (Monday, May 9, 2022), I am starting a new job. The interesting thing about this job is it’s in the same city I’ve been living in. Unlike most of my previous new positions, this job does not require me to pack everything into a UHAUL. What it requires, though, is more than packing tape and corrugated cardboard could provide.
The most beautiful thing is every moment gives us opportunity for new beginnings. Wherever you are today, join me for a little reflection as we step into our future with courage and welcome a new chapter.Read More
Today is the 52nd Earth Day, so I thought I’d share 52 ways I like to respect Planet Earth in absolutely no particular order. Consider this my word vomiting of all the reasons I love living on this planet and look forward to seeing it thrive for a while more.
The thing is, we can make little decisions EVERY day that help impact the longevity of our Earth! There’s tons of research on how we can make an impact, so maybe there’s something on this list you’ve tried… or something you’re willing to give a go! Either way, if there’s anything YOU do that isn’t on this list, I would love to know! Share in the comments below and Happy Earth Day!Read More
Located in a New Hampshire’s Monadnock State Park, Mount Monadnock is a Southern New Hampshire hike that’s relatively accessible for those living in the Greater Boston Area. When my brother came to visit Boston, we were long overdue for time outdoors together. With snow and rain projected in much of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we opted for a local hike with awesome views!Read More
When spending time outdoors, practicing proper trail etiquette helps us to respect others and the trail for more sustainable, kind outdoors spaces! These lessons go alongside the Leave No Trace Principles and can be practiced when hiking, biking, riding horses, and spending time outdoors.
Read on for some quick ways to follow proper trail etiquette!Read More
It’s been a while, mountains. They’re always calling, but I’ve been sending them to voicemail for a little while. It’s time to remove my temporary away message. It’s time to come back. The thing is, my energy has been lower and the mountains seemed so out of reach. I’ve been caught in city living and experiencing high levels of stress (mentally, physically, emotionally) in the last few months. It has certainly taken a toll on my mental health (add to it the physical challenge of my back injury), and I have been climbing slowly (but surely!) out of my difficulty into the light. I believe all these obstacles are making me stronger and I’m so grateful to have so much support as I move through this time in my life.
Lo and behold, I was ready to get back into the mountains again. I’ve felt my energy levels rising and I knew it was time to opt outside. My friend, Nichole, is essentially the guru for all things hiking in New Hampshire, so she had three amazing suggestions for hikes to do in the White Mountains. We opted for the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail because (1) It’s VERY popular, so hiking it on a Monday could mean less crowds, (2) I’m a total sucker for loop hikes vs. out-and-backers, and (3) It’s on the “52 with a view” list – automatically meaning it’d be beautiful. Plus, Nichole has already done this hike and wanted to do it AGAIN. Count me in!Read More
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