• June Intentions // Forest Tourist
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    Monthly Recap // June 2019

    What went on: Holy heck, May was a busy month. During the very first week John and I packed everything we owned into his van and left Tallahassee. Saying goodbye to the place that I had called home for three years and to all of the people I grew to love was incredibly hard. I recently wrote a blog post reflecting on my time in Florida’s capital, and in it I shared some of my favorite places to eat and things to do in Tallahassee – you can read it here! From Tallahassee we started driving out west towards Wyoming, and along the way we stopped in Colorado so John…

  • May Intentions // Forest Tourist
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    Monthly Recap // May 2019

    What went on: April got off to a busy start, and somehow it managed to maintain that energy throughout the entire month. At the beginning of April I competed in Tallahassee Rock Gym’s 9th annual Save the South climbing competition. This was my third year participating in Save the South but only my second year competing, because last year I was working at the gym and stayed behind the scenes. It was so heartwarming to reunite with old friends who came back for the competition, and it made me so happy to watch new climbers fall in love with the sport like I did at my first Save the South.…

  • April Intentions // Forest Tourist
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    Monthly Recap // April 2019

    What went on: When I look back on what I did in March I feel exhausted, even though in reality not much went on. I started working full time at Lucky Goat Coffee, which meant I was in the cafe five days a week and rarely had time for any adventures. That being said, I was still able to squeeze a few activities in when I happened to have time off. Earlier in the month John and I went on our first bikepacking trip. I had been dreaming of riding to the lighthouse in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge since I first moved to Tallahassee, so we loaded up…

  • March Intentions // Forest Tourist
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    Monthly Recap // March 2019

    Another month has come and gone, which means it’s time to reflect. What went on: In February I was able to settle into a rhythm at Lucky Goat Coffee and fully adjust to life post-graduation. I feel like it wasn’t until recently that I found my groove with my writing and figured out how to balance productivity with leisure activities. After graduation I felt overwhelmed by how much free time I had, and as a result I had trouble finding ways to spend my time because my brain was so oversaturated with options that it was hard to pick one or two things to commit to. I feel like I’m…

  • February Intentions // Forest Tourist
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    Monthly Recap // February 2019

    I hope y’all had a great January and are ready to jump right into February! What went on: January was a crazy busy month for me. For starters I finished exploring Ireland with my family and boyfriend (read about it here!) and returned to the United States eager to catch up on my sleep. I love traveling, but it’s also nice to return home and relax after a long trip. Unfortunately for me I didn’t have much down time to recuperate – as soon as I got home I went to a bridal shower to celebrate my amazing friend Kristen who is getting married in March. The shower was so…

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    Deep Thoughts from 2018

    One of my favorite bloggers, Erin Outdoors, has a tradition of sitting down at the end of each year and writing down her personal reflections from that year. Even though New Years Eve has always been my least favorite holiday, I've decided to take this time as 2018 comes to a close to reflect on my own deep thoughts from this year. Here are five things that I learned in 2018: