six months.

“This is the earnest work/ each of us is given only so many mornings to do it/ to look around and love”

(Mary Oliver)

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half a year in this stunning place, believe it or not. Some mornings I am particularly struck by the fact that I LIVE here. This is not a vacation or a short term commitment, this is my home.

I am grateful for all the things I’ve learned in the last six months, especially the hard lessons, because those are the ones that shape is the most.

I’m grateful for sore legs from hiking and skiing these beautiful mountains. For my sunset spot & the comforts of a familiar sky. For people to smile with, even at 7am on a busy weekend. For all the people I have hosted at camp & the ways they have shown me love. For learning to be alone. For time to make new adventures, every day. For letters from far away & the reminder of how vast my community is. For my family & their consistent encouragement. For the spirit’s work on days when I really need to be reminded of god’s hand in my life. For resiliency. For the thousand little pieces of my life that prepared me for this giant leap. For love.

Can’t wait for the next six months & beyond. Take the leap, y’all, it’s almost always worth it.

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