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"In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that... In the midst of winter, I found …

summit cheers

I never grew up climbing mountains, but I love that you don't need to have done this your whole life to start. This being my third fourteener, I have gotten a taste of the indescribable beauty and feeling of accomplishment you get when you make it to the summit, and I have to say, there …

on top of the world

This past weekend I climbed my second fourteener with my favorite person. The views from above are unbelievably gorgeous: endless mountain ridges, blue lakes, and golden leaves. Frost glistened among the shrubs as we started our hike, gradually melting from the warmth of the sun. Such a beautiful, fall morning in Colorado. On top of …

fall playlist

Welcoming my favorite season with a fall playlist. These tunes make me feel fall in all its glory. Do enjoy (available on Spotify: falling for fall). 1. Wait for Me // Motopony 2. Long Vows // Band of Horses 3. Angela // The Lumineers 4. Rising Water // James Vincent McMorrow 5. Lately // POLIÇA 6. …

exquisite temples

Today was spent exploring the Grand Palace and mystical temples at Wat Pho (home to the giant reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun, riding a boat across the river from Wat Pho to Wat Arun, and winding down with some food and night shopping at the MBK center. The temples are absolutely incredible, breathtaking in their …

asia

It still amazes me how in just one day I can be transported to the other side of the world. West to East. Freezing to hot. Familiar to foreign. It's even more amazing how much you can see and do in just one day. 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, and 86,400 seconds to divide and conquer. …