I’ve been crushing life in Wyoming for a little over a month now.
It’s been good. It’s been an adventure. It’s been all sorts of
exciting. In this month, I’ve found my favorite things and I’ve
managed to take on about 100 new hobbies. All of which I plan
to be mediocre at. You know what else I’m mediocre at? Unpacking boxes.
Cause heaven forbid I actually unpack in a timely manner. I will say,
I’ve unpacked the important things. Like items that allow me to eat and
sleep in a comfortable manner. The rest can wait… another month or so.
I’ve just been busy with all my new favorite things. It’s a good list
if I do say so myself.
1- House of Cards.
I binged. I binged until there was nothing left but emptiness
because I now have to wait for the next season. I was watching
3 or 4 episodes… a day. Yeah. It’s that good.
2- Trail Running
I’m not the best runner. I’ve admitted this but I enjoy it. And trail running is
no exception. It’s peaceful and therapeutic for me. A connection to the
earth by way of foot. Poetic? A little bit. I’m lucky enough to live close to
some really great trails. This includes Horsetooth Reservoir and Spring Canyon
Park. Both in Fort Collins should you find yourself in the area. Both will leave
you sucking wind in this altitude.
3- The Wyoming weather
I went snowshoeing one day and trail running the next. The weather is weird
here. No doubt about it. But I dig it. There are few places where I can drive
30 minutes in either direction and do anything. The snow was perfect
in Vedauwoo one day and the trails were sweet perfection in Fort Collins the
next. What I’m saying is- You can have it all here…
weather wise anyways.
You can take the girl from Boston but you can’t take brunch from the girl.
Isn’t that the saying? NO?! Ok. Well, I still love brunch. And I heard a dirty
rumor that there was an amazing place called Snooze that runs rampant
through Colorado. I heard gin and hot sauce flowed like the Nile and would
sooth even the most disturbed soul. The rumors were true and the Rocky
Mountain Mule spoke to my soul. Me and Christine indulged in sweet, savory
and booze all at once. It was some kind of heaven.
5- Small Town USA.
This is where I live. This is what it looks like on a Sunday morning at 11am.
It’s quiet. And if you pass another soul, they will say hello and ask how you
are. And guess what? They mean it. It’s such a cool community to live in
because it’s just that. A community. One where people know each other.
Take care of each other. And invest in each other. It’s a lot of fun being part
of something and being an active part of this place. Not to mention-
all the townie bars are a joy. A place that sells 1 cent beers on a Wednesday?
I’m into it.
6- New Hobbies.
Hooray for Hobbies! I enjoy trying everything and anything that’s
active. And climbing is one of those things I enjoy. I’m still scared
sometimes but I’m taking my first class in hopes to get better technique
and just get better in general so I can take my climbing outdoors this summer.
Part of the appeal of living here is the unlimited amounts of outdoor activities
you can do. So hooray for the opportunities to take climbing lessons and trying
something new. I’m no Alex Honnold butttttt I wouldn’t mind being his life
partner. And swim and/or drown in those eyes of his.
Now you know a few of my favorite things out here. I’m about to
cut the internet loose and head to the trails for some running.
Question: What new hobby are you pledging to take on this year?