Christmas is my favorite holiday. I adore the decorating, the preparations, the gift-wrapping, and the chance to see so many of my friends and family. The world is wrapped in white and lights and joy - what's not to love? This was my first Christmas in my apartment in Buena Vista and the first time … Continue reading Reflecting on December – 2018
November is my second favorite month of the entire year (closely following December!) It's filled with shorter days and longer nights, both perfect for cozy evenings at home with a good book and a hot cup of coffee. It's also when I start to reflect on the past year's goals, accomplishments, dreams, and lessons. In … Continue reading Reflecting on November – 2018
I love fall - it's definitely my favorite season. Spiced cider, crisp air, and fires in the hearths. Many of my loved ones have birthdays in the autumn, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and I enjoy the shorter days that bring people closer together. October was a quiet month. One of the highlights … Continue reading Reflecting on October – 2018
On the third Monday of every September, Buena Vista has dinner together. Spread out across 450 tables down East Main Street, 3,600 friends come together to share stories, laughs, and a meal. Born out of tragedy and sustained because of a desire to remain a close-knit community amongst the chaos of summer in a tourism-driven town. … Continue reading Just Us. Just Dinner. BV Strong.
If anything, these blog posts can serve as an external memory of all the amazing experiences I've had over the past month. I read a quote quite a few weeks ago that explained, "We can either be living life or writing about it." So in an effort to live in the moment, rather than trying to … Continue reading Reflecting on September – 2018
When I moved to Colorado, no one told me I'd be moving to a town straight out of a Hallmark movie. As it turns out, Buena Vista continues to surprise me with its quirky traditions. Take for example Gold Rush Days, held in Buena Vista during the second weekend of August. What starts out as … Continue reading Reflecting on August – 2018
Honestly, I'm still not sure what the point of this blog is going to be quite yet. Travel posts? Simple general life updates? Photos of visits with friends? Surely there's enough room out there for a generically inspirational personal blog. July seemed to have flown by faster than all the other months in 2018. It's … Continue reading Reflecting on July – 2018