Tuesday, October 30: Colorado Road Trippin’

Last week we had too much fun at New Belgium, this week we drove through the mountains to get a puppy. That’s what friends are for, right? While I was at work on Monday I started getting text messages from a friend of pictures of a puppy she found up for adoption in Colorado. Later…

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…