Beautiful Views on Christmas 2019

Holidays were made for nostalgia and celebration. Sure, the wild-cut Christmas trees, snowfields, and sparkly lights make the days feel more magical than most, but spending these past two weeks around friends-turned-family has been the perfect respite after a busy semester. Christmas Eve in Buena Vista has been one of those clear, cold, Colorado bluebird … Continue reading Beautiful Views on Christmas 2019

Reflecting on April – 2018

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 … Continue reading Reflecting on April – 2018

Reflecting on March – 2018

March was fueled by a determination to get things done and countless cups of coffee. Between balancing ranch life, side jobs, personal projects, and visits with friends March passed even more quickly than I thought it could. As of the 28th, I moved into my new apartment on East Main Street in Buena Vista. It's … Continue reading Reflecting on March – 2018

Reflecting on February 2018

February began with simultaneous feelings of settling in and gearing up. Returning to Colorado and the town I'm proud to now call home was comforting after having driven and flown across the continent. It was wonderful getting back into the routines of my Bible study and newly minted book club, and I'm continuing to enjoy … Continue reading Reflecting on February 2018

A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone (part II)

(To read part I of this post, click here) And so I started working at Deer Valley Ranch full time. While I was optimistic about securing a full-time position straight out of college, I was also realistic in thinking that perhaps it would take a couple of years of seasonal work before finding a spot … Continue reading A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone (part II)

To find a dream and a life of their own… (part I)

For many, the call of the west develops after one has traveled beyond the Mississippi. For others, it's an innate pull that seems to have sprouted without any direct cause or correlation. Perhaps it was a combination of both, but for as long as I can remember my desire to travel west and work with … Continue reading To find a dream and a life of their own… (part I)