It's not very often that I get to see my friend, Elena. So, when we were able to make plans for a late afternoon weekday hike, I was thrilled. We planned to meet at the Fort Ord National Monument Creekside entrance. This was not an area I had explored before, so I was excited for… Continue reading hike: fort ord national monument – engineer canyon + oil well loop.
Photo by Free Photos.cc on Pexels.com Today marks this blog's two year anniversary. It all started with this post. Yay! Over the last two years, I have blogged about my struggles, my joys, and the things that made me go "meh." Today I perused a few of those early posts and my, how much I… Continue reading two years.
In retrospect, I should have taken before and after pictures, but as they say, hindsight is 20/20. See, my dog, Jezebel, loathes having her teeth brushed and she doesn't like Nylabones or chewy toys or anything like that. She's just not a chewer. She will obliterate any kind of treated bone or cartilage within about… Continue reading canine hygiene: frozen bovine foot for the win!
Hiking is one of my favorite ways to unwind on the weekends and I wanted to share my adventures with you. Here's the hike I did with a group of friends on Saturday! traditional pre-hike photo, graciously taken by the park attendant Hike Details Toro County ParkHours - 8am to 6pm in March - time… Continue reading hike: toro park – east ridge trail.
I just bought a planner and to be honest, it's not the planner I had envisioned it to be. Amazon's description of it was accurate, it just has more features than I had anticipated. It has sections for a life statement, a vision statement, emotional vibrations and affirmations, and thing of all dreadful things...goal setting.… Continue reading goals…or the lack thereof.
I am working my way through 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs. Today's entry was about play and about how play is necessary to our daily lives. I realized that I don't play very much. I have a habit of taking everything in life so very seriously and I love to analyze everything.… Continue reading play.
I've been on a Dermot Kennedy kick lately. There's just something about his voice, the story in his lyrics, the arrangement. Just something that is stirring and beautiful and heart-wrenching and hope-filled. I've had his stuff on repeat for the last few days and it helps me feel all the feels somehow. I hope you… Continue reading music monday – listenings lately.
I've started compiling a list of things that make my heart go pitterpat and I want to share it here for you so your heart can go pitterpat too. As they say, there's no time like the present, so here's my list! The beautiful horses of Iceland. You know, I can't do one of these… Continue reading fun finds.
I don’t do selfies very often. But today...today, I need to share. Today I changed my IG handle from my first and middle names to untightlywound. I am on a quest to not be so tightly wound, hence the new handle. My face and my shallow breath show just how tightly wound I am. I… Continue reading untightly wound.
There are different kinds of courage.There's the kind of courage that means you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and keep putting one foot in front of the other.There's the kind of courage that means you love anyway, even when it doesn't make sense and your friends and family tell you that so-and-so is a… Continue reading courage.