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

East Main Manifesto

East Main Manifesto

man·i·fes·to |noun | a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer Life is marked by transitions. Graduations, fresh starts, exciting job changes, and new homes. I recently committed to my first apartment in a wonderful little mountain town and I couldn't be more excited. I'm approaching this new transition in … Continue reading East Main Manifesto

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)

Looking Forward and Thinking Back

So it's come down to this. A few suitcases in an empty dorm room. Quiet residence halls. Significant feelings of nostalgia mixed with a dose of excitement and a touch of worry. It's not exactly the arbitrary significance of commencement tomorrow that has me reflecting on my time at Slippery Rock University, but rather what … Continue reading Looking Forward and Thinking Back

This isn’t a New Years Resolution Blog Post

One of my goals for 2016 was to blog at least once a month.  Considering my last post was in April, I'd say that I firmly procrastinated against that one. Whoops.But this isn't a new New Years Resolution blog post.  One more "new year, new me" post isn't necessary on an internet already flooded with … Continue reading This isn’t a New Years Resolution Blog Post

Panoramic View – CCCA National Conference 2015

"Our mission is simple.  Change the world." - Anthony Scott, CCCA camp director, TexasThis past December I had the incredible blessing of being able to travel to Phoenix, Arizona to attend the National Conference of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.  Anyone that knows me is familiar with my passion for summer ministries, specifically those … Continue reading Panoramic View – CCCA National Conference 2015