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Dreamer | Blogger | Wanderer Currently: Utah

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As the sun made its final dip under the horizon, the light shot down this canyon and set the whole desert on fire. I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of beautiful places. But I’ve never seen the world glow like it did that evening. - Awesome times with @everchanginghorizon (📷), @luke.sky.watcher, and @jakecure

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If I woke up to views like this every morning, I’m pretty sure I would be a morning person. Might even be able to wean myself off the snooze button. 😉 - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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I was excited to head to the desert Southwest for some fun in the sun. I got snow instead. And it couldn’t have been more magical! ❄️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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Hop, skip, and jumping through the desert Southwest this morning. You can feel the energy of the sacred lands here - and I can’t wait to experience more. Headed to Utah for the next few days! - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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I struggle to appreciate where I am in life while I’m there. I tend to set my sights on the future - always aiming higher, bigger, better. But being too focused on the future means that I’m letting the unknown monopolize all my energy. Which is crazy, because the present moment is the only one we have any control over. The only time we ever have to really live is right now. In the new year I want to work on living my life more consciously, being present in the moment, and remembering that time is a gift not a given. Be. Here. Now. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon - #oregon #oregonexplored #pnw #waterfall

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I spent the first few days of 2018 with some of my favorite people down in Oregon. We hiked, cooked, hung out in hot springs, played some heated rounds of Taboo, and stayed up late sharing stories around the fireplace. It was an amazing reminder of how important it is to surround ourselves with people that reflect who we want to be and how we want to feel. Energies are contagious! And I’m excited to be leaving our little cabin in the woods motivated to be more, create more, and share more, in the new year. - Photo of me staying hydrated at the hot springs with #DASANISparkling! @dasaniwater #ad - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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NEW BLOG POST! They say that a photo is worth a thousand words. But I don’t think that any number of photos could adequately capture this past year! Check out the stories behind my most liked photos from 2017 in my most recent blog post! Link in bio. ☺️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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One of my favorite mornings from this past year. Maybe ever. Couldn’t have asked for a prettier view to wake up to. Throw in good company, a canoe, and that fall sunshine, and I started to wonder if maybe I was just still dreaming. 😉 - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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Jumping into the holidays with a splash! 💦 - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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When you live in the shadow of a mountain like Rainier, it becomes part of who you are. Not all at once. Not necessarily in any discernible way. But it’s always there subtly calling to you. For me it’s a symbol of home. But also an important reminder that there are things larger than myself. Things that will be here long after I’m gone. And things that I can love, respect, and even summit, but never conquer. - Photo: @christianannschaffer

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Nothing quite like waking up at the foot of an active volcano to get your blood pumping! 🙈 COSTA RICA BLOG IS UP! Get the details on all my favorite spots. Link in bio. Would love to know what you think! If there are other locations/topics you’d like to see a blog about let me know. ☺️ - Shot on Sony a7rII, 24-70mm, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/1250 @sonyalpha #alphacollective - #costarica #puravidalife

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Getting in the holiday mood with a little trip to some snowy hot springs. I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I did and didn’t accomplish this year, as well as my goals for next year. I think it’s important to aim big. But I also know from experience that we can limit our potential if we don’t allow for mistakes, forgiveness, and growth. I’m slowly learning to let go of what I think life is supposed to look like - because there is more than one path to accomplishing your goals. #MisfitRay #swimproof - Check out my story for a GIVEAWAY!

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