This past month has been filled with more transitions than I ever could have imagined. It’s been stretching my faith in incredible ways, and I’m so thankful for my community of friends and mentors that have been supporting me throughout these past few weeks.
At the beginning of the month, my wonderful mom drove across the country and brought my things from Pennsylvania to help me move into my new apartment. It was great showing her all of my new favorite places and spending time with her. Thanks, mom!
I spent Easter celebrating the resurrection of our Savior with dear friends and I was overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude and thankfulness. Road trips to Boulder and Cheyenne made the travel itinerary for this month and I was able to check more bookstores and coffee shops off the list!
I’m learning to approach changes boldly. Tackle the difficult conversations. Courageously stand up for Truth. And above all else, put people first.
Deer Valley Ranch Updates
On April 9th I resigned from my position at Deer Valley Ranch. It was not a decision I took lightly, and it was a tremendous leap of faith to step out into an unknown future. I am grateful for the opportunities I was given through my time at the ranch. I’ve met the most incredible people as a result of serving through Project 2411 Ministries, and the summer I spent wrangling in the Rockies was one of the best I’ve ever experienced. I’ll continue to look back on those days fondly. But in order to follow the Lord’s own calling on my life that meant departing from DVR and exploring what else this little town of Buena Vista has to offer.
Little did I know that leaving Deer Valley Ranch would open more employment doors than I would know what to do with!
Mt. Princeton Riding Stables Update
In an ironic twist of events I would end up accepting a position as a wrangler at Mt. Princeton Riding Stables starting in mid-April. I’m back in the saddle (pun definitely intended) doing what I love and showing guests the beauty of the Rockies from the back of a horse. Learning new trails and having 80 new equines to befriend has been quite the undertaking, but one that I excitedly welcome.
The Loft Theatre Update
In addition to wrangling at Mt. Princeton, I was officially welcomed onto the team at the Loft Theatre right here in Buena Vista. Being involved in the renovations and updates of the 110-year-old theatre is encouraging my creativity, and of course, the team I’m working with is top-notch.
With over 14 weddings and countless other events booked throughout the end of the year, we’re excited to see the community and guests from across the state enjoy the beautiful space we’re putting together. Big things are in the works for the Loft! Be sure to follow the Loft on Facebook and check us out on Instagram.
Podcast Fast Track Updates
Since October 2017 I have also been working for Podcast Fast Track, a podcast service company owned and operated by a man who lives right here in BV. Our company specializes in optimizing audio and writing detailed, time-stamped show notes summaries for various podcast clients. It’s been a stellar part-time job that’s slowly becoming my main source of income. The best part of writing for PFT? It can be done 100% remotely. I even wrote an episode while en route to Iceland!
It’s forcing me to become a better writer and explore new industries that I had zero exposure to prior to starting this job. Our team is highly trained, tremendously cohesive, and a joy to work with.
- That our valley would be protected from any wildfires this summer after an incredibly dry winter
- For God’s provision through all of my job transitions
What I’m listening to
- Keith Urban’s Graffiti U album
- Random Forest
What I’m reading
- Mitch Albom’s The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
What I’m watching
- Season 6 of New Girl