Friday, October 19th: Mount Margaret & Frog Pond

It’s October! I didn’t get out hiking quite in time to see the fall colors in full effect, but this hike was still beautiful (and a bit snowy!). I took some time off work for a staycation and decided to head up towards Red Feather Lakes for a hike. I started from the Mount Margaret…

Sunday, September 2: Walker Ranch Loop Trail

Where the F- did July and August go?! I guess I’ve been busy and have been spending a lot of time at work, but how is it already September?! Today I found out that sustaining yourself on chocolate and candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while at work is not actually a good source of…

Thursday, July 12: Dixon Reservoir & The HESI A2

I haven’t been doing much physical hiking lately, but I feel like studying for the HESI has been like a mental hike up Everest. BUT, yesterday I said fuck it and went and took the exam, did well, and I applied for nursing school this morning! So, here’s to a little upcoming free time and…

Wednesday, June 27- Thursday, June 28: Camping in RMNP

From the city to the mountains, all in a week! Family from Ohio came to visit this week. My cousin and his girlfriend were on the last stretch of a month long road trip before they head home to pack up for their big move. This was the first time my uncle had been back…

Sunday, June 24: Pride in NYC & Carnegie Hall

My eyes are tired, my feet are sore, my heart is full. I’m looking over at my mess of a suitcase, with a T-shirt strewn across the top displaying a unicorn shitting out a rainbow, and I’m wondering how my trip here is already coming to a close. The past few months have felt non-stop,…

Saturday, June 23: The Cloisters

On Saturday we met up with one of my brother’s friends and hopped on the train to the very upper area of Manhattan. The Cloisters, a medieval museum, is up there and they have an exhibit that was at the Met, called Heavenly Bodies that we were going to see. Fun fact: some of Harry…

Friday, June 22: A Day In Brooklyn

On Friday we had a relaxed morning at my brother’s apartment, and then headed out on a walk towards Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical gardens. One of the residents I work with lived on the edge of Prospect Park for years, and was excited to hear I’d be visiting the area. She talked up…

Thursday, June 21: New York, New York!

Happy, happy summer! I spent the solstice flying into New York City for my first visit to the city. I flew into La Guardia, which is really just the Akron/Canton airport with the addition of soldiers holding AK47s in the pick up and drop off zones. New York apparently doesn’t know how convenient it is…

Anthony Bourdain

Friday morning I woke up to the news that Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. My heart broke. I truly feel he was an ally to women, people of color, human differences, cultural differences, and all marginalized communities and silenced voices. He was a human with such a curiosity for life, stories, and experiences that it…

Monday, June 4: Arthur’s Rock Trail & One Year Back in Colorado

I’ve mostly been at work throughout the past few weeks (I gifted myself two new pairs of work shoes this week after googling “best shoes for nurses.” Self love is where it’s at and I’ve been anxiously waiting by the door for the packages to arrive). BUT, I have been able to take some time…