Inspired by this post by Danielle Laporte, I decided to use her format to reflect on 2017 by listing seventeen of the best things I did for myself last year. This is by no means a highlight reel. But it IS a raw and honest look at the things I did that moved me, inspired me, and changed me over the course of twelve months. And full disclosure, I wrote this at the… View Post

  “Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.” Butterflies have been showing up for my sister and me in the last week. We thought it was Dad sending love. This one pictured above fluttered around me while I was reading outside the other day and hung out in the flowers next to me for over an hour. Watching it provided a short reprieve from a heartbreaking, awful and overwhelming week.… View Post

On New Year’s Eve, my mom and I bundled up and went for a magical late night stroll in the snow. It was the perfect way to ring in the New Year, “making fresh tracks” as my mom put it, breathing in the cool air, marveling at how quiet it was, and throwing a few snowballs of course. I always love that week between Christmas and New Year’s when the mad holiday rush is over… View Post

Confession: I have become a bit obsessed with cows as of late. You can ask Michael, but I think we’ve discussed cows every day for the last month. Obviously, we’re in rural Wyoming and the Platte Valley is home to lots of cattle ranches. My daily commute to work offers picturesque views of rolling ranch lands with cows happily roaming and grazing. I see more cattle and wildlife than other vehicles or people which makes… View Post