A Case for Darkness

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Photo by Aperture Vintage This past week we learned that the United States Men’s National Soccer Team will not be in the World Cup. Supporting the USMNT is really fun for me and it sucks that I won’t be rooting for them this time. But hey, Wales is killing it and my Uncle is here […]

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My best advice for improving confidence

Selfie of Laurel downhill mountain biking

Every once in a while, I go through moments in my life where I can sense my self-confidence diminishing. The trigger can be large or small—a negative review from my boss on a project I’m working on, a snarky comment from a friend, or forgetting something important. What we need to remember is that our […]

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Star Party at a National Park

telescopes pointed towards a stary night sky

This summer, I made it a goal of mine to visit Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, USA. I had heard about the cliff dwellers throughout my life and decided it was time to see these buildings in person. It was a spontaneous trip, planned around visits to visit family in New Mexico. I didn’t […]

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Why is it so hot?

In my mind, I’m still this strong, athletic teenager who can ski any run and bike all afternoon. In reality, I’m an average adult who sits at a desk 40 hours a week and gets outside sometimes. These two perspectives are not in tune and I didn’t realize it until I went mountain biking.

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Garden Update 07/13

I’m so excited, some of my plants are still alive! This is the first time I’ve attempted a garden on my own. I grew up with a garden, my mother enjoyed planting vegetables in our backyard. I have the basic idea down, but now I am trying this on my own. It’s awesome. And hard. […]

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Freedom

I sit in the car and wonder why it took me this long to take a vacation. I don’t consider this to be a vacation, as it’s only a couple days, but it’s still nice to get away from my day to day life. I forgot how much I love the mountains. 

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My first urban garden

Okay, its official people! I am starting my very first urban garden. I researched different options for gardening and decided to try two options: A raised garden bed and just putting plants in the ground.

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Let’s Go Jazz!

Yesterday, my co-worker took me to the Utah Jazz game! It was so fun to see the Jazz in person and watch Gordon score all the points. I knew the Jazz was an up and coming team this season, but it was fun to watch them come back in style.

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Women’s rights are human rights

Here I am, frustrated and scared that my rights as a western woman will change. I am proud to be a citizen of the United States of America. When I heard that women across the country were coming together to stand up for human rights, I jumped right in. The women before me fought hard […]

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Christmas Traditions

Paper snowflakes hanging in the air

It’s that time of year: Tourists from all over the world flock to ski areas for their annual Christmas trip. Many of my friends work in the resort industry, so our holidays are packed with more than 40 hour work weeks. My friends slowly get more and more tired as the season rolls by. We […]

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