Today, Fort Collins drizzled, poured, and had the sun shining all at the same time. It was the perfect opportunity to put on my favorite magenta rain boots and have myself a small photography shoot. There was just enough cloud cover for good lighting and the rain didn’t get any more intense than a drizzle, which was great for the photos and protection of my camera. A thanks to my sister for taking all these pictures of me!
Today, I had the opportunity to hike Devil’s Backbone in Loveland (the next town over) with some of my APO brothers. Friendship is one of our three pillars, so getting to do some of my favorite activities with them makes it all the better.
I’ve always had an interest in wildlife conservation, but since I’ve made it my major that interest has turned into passion and just skyrocketed. I love what I’m learning for the first time in my college career and it makes it that much easier to be involved in classes and outside of school.
The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica, was a fast-paced, thriller novel that I was recommended to read. Since it was spring break, I had the time of day to sit down and actually get into it (without worrying about school assignments, upcoming tests, or being so tired I fall asleep reading). This was a great, quick read that tempts me to read more of Kubica in the very near future.
SandCloud is an up-and-coming towel brand that helps save marine life. They’re “committed to raising awareness for key issues involving the preservation of marine life and the environment.” For every purchase, 10% of your order is donated to help preserve aquatic life, the oceans, and the beaches. Continue reading
As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized a lot about myself when it comes to my intelligence. And the truth is, intelligence is subjective. Intelligence isn’t something you can pinpoint with a test score, with a GPA, with the number of zeroes in a salary. Its not only based on book smarts, but street smarts, emotional smarts, wiseness. Being knowledgable about a subject can be considered intelligence, being good at something can be considered intelligence, and knowing how to handle hard situations can be considered intelligence.
Today I spent my lazy Sunday at Poudre Canyon–taking photos, enjoying the scenery, and watching the rapids. Here are some of my favorite shots from this afternoon:
Although spring is surely on its way, Colorado experiences the most snow in the month of March. So far winter has been incredibly nice in Fort Collins, with most days hitting 60’s throughout February with only two relatively large snow falls. As much as I am ready for the warm weather again, I know I still have some time to go. And since I haven’t posted on my Health and Fitness board in a long time, I thought I would share some of my best tips for running in cold weather.