I've called Colorado home since 1994, the summer I packed up my car and headed west from my native home, New York. Seventeen years later and I am still very much a Yankee at heart. My parents reside to this day in my childhood home and my three older brothers all live within 5 miles away. Yes, I'm the odd one out, picked up and moved 1,800 miles away.
I love life in Colorado. I feel so fortunate to be raising my two daughters (Sj and GL) in such a wonderful progressive community. My husband has a really cool job, I commonly refer to him as the guy that chases snow around the globe, which he does much of winter. We've been together for over half our lives and I can't imagine it any other way. Before I became a mother in what feels like a former life, I was once a fifth grade teacher. Now I work part time in a public school, while balancing my love for social media.
In my free time, I can be found hiking as the mountains afford me an incredible sense of inner peace and solitude, reacquainting myself with painting, cooking nourishing meals, baking sinful treats, decorating my house on a very tight budget, drinking a cup of tea, packing bento lunches for my girls, cycling, spending quality time with my family, cherishing an occasional girls night out with friends, traveling, and trying to lessen my impact on the environment (read Tuesday's Tips). Yeah, I'm kinda crunchy. I love blogging, it's brought me much joy and many amazing connections.
Best of all, I'm just an average thirty something, trying each day to live a simpler life, full of gratitude.