October 19, 2019

“Were taking on water! We have to turn around!”

A pit was forming in my stomach  and my legs were cramping as I tried to keep my balance in the middle of the small blow up canoe. Icebergs floated only a few feet away from our paddles and a heavy current threatened to ta...

September 22, 2019

 (From a previous road trip through Leavenworth, in lil ole Lucinda)

The feeling of getting home after a weekend of fun and challenge and being outside, and having nothing yet to look forward to, fills me with a sense of hopelessness. Logically, I know that things will...

August 24, 2019

Theres nothing like being unable to physically move to give the mind a chance to race. 

Everything suddenly comes to a halt in one singular moment of falling. Before I knew it, everything was racing by, and then I was in the air. I wanted to think about how to land but...

May 11, 2019

I couldn’t eat breakfast. There was a knot in my stomach and it wouldn’t go away. I took deep breaths, drank water, and tried to remind  myself that I did too know what I was doing, that this wasn’t outside my comfort zone, and I was totally up for any challenge that c...

January 2, 2019

Although in some ways it feels like 2018 has been a year of stagnation, when I look more closely, there has been a lot of change, growth, and adventures that have given me a new perspective on life.

I have struggled with the balance between school/responsibilities and p...

September 8, 2018


30.34 miles, 6813 feet elevation gain, 7170 feet elevation loss, 13:33 hours

It was overcast and the forecast indicated rain as we drove up the Going to the Sun road on Wednesday morning at 6am. A few patches of sunlight illuminated the mountains with pinks and yellow...

February 20, 2018

from a wonderful little backpacking trip last weekend 

It’s hard to be bad at things. It’s not easy to suck at something, but to still love it and want to pursue it. The society that we live in encourages excellence while simultaneously discouraging the learni...

August 13, 2017

We left Paris on a gloomy Friday morning to take a train from the Gare de Lyon to Nimes, France. It was a 3 hour train ride through rolling green hills and farmland. Stepping out of the train in Nimes was like stepping into a sauna, an expected shock but vastly differe...

August 6, 2017

All my life I've had this idea in my head about Paris. It was this magical city in my head, straight out of the past, full of artists and dogs and flea markers. I had this book when I was a kid called “Linnea in Monet's Garden”, and I think that's when this love affair...

July 31, 2017

View of the bridges from Petrin park 

Well our time in Prague is coming to a close. Just about done, then on to Paris. It's been a good past couple days exploring the city, I honestly wish I had more time, not because there is more to see but because there is more to ex...

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