All We Need.

Now that the Valentine’s Day spit up has ended across all social media channels, I’d like to bring it up again-in a non-cheesy, real-life conversation. After yesterday, I realized how un-important a single day dedicated to making someone prove their love to you, or you to them truly is. As I’ve navigated through life in both relationships and solo, I’ve found there’s a lot to be said about loving yourself and exploring what and who you love in life first. Here’s what I discovered- when I started exploring what I loved in my life first, my life instantly began reflecting … Continue reading All We Need.

New Beginnings…

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings but If I have learned anything this year it’s that as one door closes another door opens. As I close the door to this business I have put my blood, sweat and … Continue reading New Beginnings…

Year of the Bourtney.

2016 has cracked my heart open in a tragically, magical way. I’m convinced the universe works in oxymorons. I’ve felt heartache that has shattered my heart, but found that if I bury that sadness under my skin instead of letting … Continue reading Year of the Bourtney.

(Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.

After several weeks of non-hiking adventures, Portland seemed to smile upon me and grant me a 48 degree rain-free forecast. My hiking boots were calling my name after hearing “no showers. These boots are the ones I learned I had … Continue reading (Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.

LP 2016: Embrace the Suck.

I hate the old adage, “sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” It’s such a cliche. People mutter it under their breath to you in sympathy, when they don’t quite know what to say. They mutter it because yes, sometimes life sucks, and a thread of hope seeps out of these words. I also hate the old adage, because despite the cliche, it’s 110% true. There’s been plenty of times in 2015 when I learned this lesson. One of these times happened to be just the other day: Despite running my business (which I … Continue reading LP 2016: Embrace the Suck.

LP 2016 : Rise with the sun & train.

It’s impossible for me to discuss the things I’ve learned in 2015, that I’m taking with me into 2016 without mentioning the one single thing I do each day without fail. Every day I  rise with the sun & train … Continue reading LP 2016 : Rise with the sun & train.