Since Graduating (A Love Story)

I had been climbing the mountain for four years. One rainy day in May I finally reached the summit, ecstatic to have made it after all these years. I flirted with the clouds and took some moments to catch my breath. I looked out at the great wide world and felt an intense flood of satisfaction […]

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Viajar Sola

July 1st Day Nine: Hot and sticky from the humidity and fully rested, I crawled out of bed and made my way to the market to buy some ingredients for breakfast. And then, naturally, I made my way to the beach. A new group of hostel friends that had just made it to the island a […]

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Island Road Trip

June 27th Day Five: ROADTRIP! Let me introduce you to two amazing girls that us Colorado babes met at the hostel in Old San Juan. Felice and Genevieve invited Allison, Audrey and I on a weekend road trip about the beautiful island. So on Saturday morning we dragged our butts out of bed and were […]

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Pura Locura

June 23rd Day One: My mouth feels like I have dry swallowed a packet of Ramen shrimp flavouring. I’m walking beef jerky; the magical flying air boat sucked the moisture right out of me. I started my travels in Colorado monday night. I’ll spare the dehydrating details, but it’s noon here in Puerto Rico and […]

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What’s to come?

The last six weeks have been like the hot bouncing liquid inside a lava lamp. Brilliant in the way the time flexed, slid, and oozed onward blurring and combining onto itself into lumps. Working in the heat of the moment, melting time into memories. This mad time-warp was created and emphasised during my last Spring semester […]

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The 365 Day Sentiment

REFLECTION: Pt. 1 It’s so easy to get caught up in future forward forever & forthcoming. It’s our nature to be tangled in tomorrows and twisted in to-dos.. But tonight I part into the past. One year ago I embarked on an unforgettable adventure. Pt. 2 U.S.A: Responsibility felt like hot stones in my pocket I […]

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Voy

My heart beats fast as a new opportunity weaves it’s golden fibers into my life. For the past few years Mesa Catholic Ministries has been partnering with the Foundation for Cultural Exchange to go to El Espino, El Salvador for immersion trips. My dear friend Mary was lucky enough to go on one of the immersion trips last Spring Break. At […]

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Fall Break 2014

Here’s a video I put together from this year’s Fall Break rafting extravaganza. Take a peak. FRIDAY: (Supposed) hike from the top of Mee Canyon to the bottom: ~10 miles. (Our) hike from the top of Mee Canyon to the bottom after a tiny turn-around: ~13 miles. Hours spend hiking: ~10 hours. Backpacker’s lunch: sausage, […]

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Climbing the ladder of success with Kenny

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir Above is a photo my classmate and friend Kenny took this past weekend on an Outdoor Program trip to the Telluride Via Ferrata. Viewing his sensational photos of the expedition inspires me so much. To be a strong and more efficient outdoor athlete and leader, […]

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