giving thanks (these days)

What a week, huh? It feels like it’s been months of struggle already but it’s only been 11 days. I spent much of last week driving across Montana, attending the women’s march, hosting a youth event, recruiting summer staff at three different colleges and getting on the ski hill as much as possible between all that. 

I’m grateful for the brilliant blue sky, reminding me that the light always returns, 

For incredible sunrises & reminders of hope, 

For new views, sore legs & hard working lungs, 

For road trips, the wild Montana skies & comfortable silence, 

For partners in the resistance (just 5 of the 10,000 in Montana alone!)

For laughter in ridiculous situations, 

and all the miles we travel together. 

In the midst of all the hurt, anger and confusion I felt at the news last week, I was reminded over and over to be joyful. Joy is resistance. Joy is fighting. Joy is hope. For me, joy is playing cribbage & laughing together after a long day. It’s trying every free sample in Costco. It’s hugging friends all over the state. It’s dancing to a terrible rapper at a dive bar. It’s singing to the sunset on the way home. 

Fight for joy. Be brave. Love y’all. 

giving thanks (these days) 

This month has felt at once like a deep exhale and an emotional roller coaster. I am so thankful for all the friends I’ve hugged these past few weeks and for the entirely unique beauty of Montana in autumn but my heart hurts for our country as we navigate this difficult time. It’s worth repeating that our hope has to be in community, rather than on one leader. We must work for local change, be good neighbors & love those around us, as well as being engaged nations citizens. Please, I implore you: vote. Do your research and VOTE- for the president, for local leaders, for the ballot initiatives in your state. What a privilege we have- use it. 

Lately I have been grateful for the moody days of autumn, 


For tiny clubs and loud music and good friends, 


For how the light looks in the late afternoon & for pit stops on my trail runs, 


For dear friends, near & far, 


And for daily joys. 


What are you grateful for today? 

giving thanks (these days)

April and May have spun past me too quickly and summer is truly just around the corner. Leadership staff arrive next week & then it’s full speed ahead until August. Please send some good vibes our way as we prepare for a summer of hard work and overwhelming joy.

Lately I’ve been thankful for beauty around every turn,

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for having a chance to host my parents for the week (so many adventures!),

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and for the still times between busy days when I can walk slowly through this place and be grateful.

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Wishing a beautiful May to you all- what are you thankful for today?

 

catching up

winter has been a season of slowness interjected with bursts of  activity, long evenings playing cards and early mornings on the ski hill. There is a sense of excitement around camp as we prepare for summer, writing programming guidelines and recruiting staff. 

   
    
   
I spend as much time as I can out in the winter light & constantly changing snow, enjoying the gifts of this season. What are you grateful for today? 

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“If you ever wonder what you’ve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been Gods grace to me.”

(marilynne robinson)
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just a few of the best people I know. thankful for them, and all the staff I had the chance to work with this summer.