Every summer begins the same way - an overwhelming sense of excitement mixed with trepidation over how insanely busy summers tend to be. May, June, and July have been filled with early camp mornings, late wedding nights, and everything in between. This summer has been one of the best, even in the midst of sleep … Continue reading Reflecting on Summer 2019
Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you. I've been you. Believe me, I understand what you're going through right now. I know that you're entering the mid-summer slump that plagues camps across the country. You've mastered staff training, you have a few weeks of camp under your belt, and the newness of camp has worn … Continue reading Dear Summer Camp Staff. I see you, and you’ve got this.
Spring in the Rockies has a certain state to it. The smell of damp ground (but not the same as wet, rich soil.) The crisp mountain air not quite touched by morning dew, but not as arid as usual, either. Brewing coffee from the Roastery and bread from Loback's. The alpenglow on the Collegiate Peaks. … Continue reading Reflecting on April – 2019
February came and went quickly. I'm tired of winter, especially when it's frigidly cold without snow. I'm preparing for my upcoming Australia trip and wrapping up details at work before I leave. It's a quiet month, and the world feels like it's in hibernation. Updates from Spring Canyon I realized during the last week of … Continue reading Reflecting on February – 2019
Today, as I was scrolling through my "Facebook Memories," these photos came up. They brought back happy memories of days spent with the horses I know best and the friends that turned into family. They made me think of long nights spent with my fellow horse staff dreaming about our futures and laughing about the … Continue reading This is What I’m Meant to Do
I've been reflecting on how 2019 has already been filled with so much love. I started off the new year with a wedding, and seemingly every week was filled with celebrations of love and friendship. It's going to be a good year. During January I wrote and submitted my first article to CCCA's InSite magazine. … Continue reading Reflecting on January – 2019
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
I've been thinking about what is truly at the heart of hospitality that speaks to my soul. It must go beyond setting tables, organizing weekend groups, and endless amounts of cleaning - right? Why is it that I chose to pursue hospitality for part of my college education? Why does creating beautiful spaces for people … Continue reading Why Serve? Getting to the Heart of Hospitality
I write letters to people. You might even consider letters to be one of my calling cards (ha.) I write letters to share good news with friends. I write letters to tell people I miss them. I write letters to tell people goodbye. I write letters with far-flung postage marks that try to explain the … Continue reading Dear 2018. This is My Letter to You.
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