1.  File under, things I need to pay attention to now that I’m an adult | via nancymurphy

    (Source: icantbeliveihaveablog)

     
  2. quite the welcome home. 🐴☀🗻#bugsysegal #nofilterneeded #missmyhorses (at The Ranch)

     
  3. first piece of investment art and something to remind me of our ranch in the mountains. the process of turning a house into a home doesn’t happen overnight and sure is a labor of love isn’t it? (and in the interim of getting it hung, boy does it look great with my floors ;)

     
  4. scenes from cheyenne frontier days: rainy short go at the daddy of ‘em all edition.

    since moving to the city for my career and putting my dreams to have my horses “on hold”, the times I’ve play cowgirl have been few and far between. it felt really good to be back in a pair of boots. I think I should wear them more often, even if I don’t have any other reason than it makes me smile.

    what I wore- boots: old gringo

     
  5. scenes from the weekend: road trippin’ to wyoming edition.

     

  6. "J’aurais dû être plus gentille—I should have been more kind. That is something a person will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old, Ah, I wish I was not good to that person. You will never think that."
    — Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed (via findthebrightside and reneenicolesays)

    (via reneenicolesays)

     
  7. y’all, it’s all about the little things…

    like…

    a big glass of red just because.

    finally having a few spices and a couple boxes of good tea in your kitchen cabinets which makes you feel just the teensiest more put together, and makes your new big lonely house feel just a little bit more like a home, because starting all over again, from scratch, by yourself is tough.

    ohh, a shelf full of good books makes me feel this way too.

    a new piece of furniture that you adore.

    learning to just say no to things you don’t want to do.

    planning a work trip to finally visit the project you have worked on since its concept two and a half years ago.

    having a somewhat large REI dividend so you can score some new mountain bike clothes.

    being able to store your mountain bike in your living room because you are a big girl and no one is there to tell you not to.

    having really really great girlfriends.

    going to the movies with your momma.

    spending an absolutely spectacular weekend in the mountains surrounded by people who do nothing but lift you up and support you.

    having time to read something you actually want to read.

    good hair days.

    getting stronger with every ride.

     
  8. scenes from the weekend | the most incredibly valley I get to call home edition.

     

  9. "Things didn’t work out because, well, greater things were in the works. It’s so difficult while we’re blind and hurting and don’t know which way is up. But, if you have faith in anything, have faith in the fact that the universe has a beautiful way of straightening things out far better than we ever could. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful– or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to."
     
  10. Sunday church at 401.

     
  11. I have 48 drafts in my queue. 48.

    some half written. some that didn’t feel quite right.

    some about how I finally crossed finishing the tough mudder colorado off my bucket list.

    how I bought my very own house in a neighborhood I have adored since before I ever even committed to denver.

    what it’s like to really live alone.

    how proud I am of my dearest friends for accomplishing BIG things. like graduating law school. and how much I enjoyed celebrating that joy. how far we’ve all come.

    the business trips. the road trips. the open sky.

    juggling a full work schedule and finishing Q2 of graduate school.

    how I am discovering to push the limits of my comfort zone. like learning to mountain bike. I bought a ridiculously nice lime green yeti mountain bike (that far surpasses my skill level) and named her lola. and strange enough she’s already taught me a lot about myself I didn’t know.

    and the great group of friends I am learning to lean on. and who’ve been holding me up through the unmentionables.

    the unmentionables.

    the painful things I am ‘surviving” that I’d rather just not give voice to. because once I give them their own words then they become real.

    but broken hearts are very real.

    and to be honest I wish that I could cut up my emotions into a million little pieces and let them flutter into the hot summer air on my long drive home to the mountains.

    so here’s the thing…

    I’m really discovering how strong I am.

    broken hearts are not broken lives. and mine is very much full.

     
  12. pretty things. mountain things. home things.

    (photo via aspensnowmass)

    (Source: ozskier)

     
  13. How apropo. charliebravo

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  14. "If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them."
    — 

    christopher mcdougall, born to run | via onwardandrunning

    yes. this. this book is one my favorite things - a constant on my nightstand. a reminder of how great running is, how it bonds us, how much it goes beyond the physical, how it transcends time, & more. every time i read it, it inspires me to run - & run better than ever before. it led me to re-examine how i run &; how i could improve [which explains the pair of nike frees i picked up last week as i move towards a more “barefoot” approach to running]. if you haven’t read it, i cannot recommend it enough.

    (Source: onwardandrunning, via littlelaur)

     
  15. daily joy: 5.24.2013 | the mountains are calling and I must go. - john muir