And to think I almost skipped out on hiking this week. 🥾🌳💚 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been home for a week now. For the past 4 years living in Texas, we’ve been doing this thing where we escape the blazing summer heat. Returning home though has proven to be a difficult transition for me. Truthfully the angst of reacquainting myself with home life is sometimes too much to bare. I find that I become reclusive. Depression inevitably creeps in soon after. This time around, I’m trying to be more intentional about my daily routine, yet another challenge for this free spirit...routine. Already though I can see the pay off for having a plan of action each day, we have been too busy to feel the side effects of post-vacation blues. I’ve reserved Thursdays as our hiking day, yesterday’s dreary weather though was convincing me to skip out on it. Thankfully the always amazing @gusterbrowncoat has perfect timing and invited me along on her hike. After hours of talking while exploring the woods together, I left feeling better about home life. Sometimes we have to make gut wrenching choices, like the move we made to Texas. We’ve most definitely had our doubts about this choice and always miss Utah dearly. But I think that saying is spot on, ‘home is where the heart is’, and if you open your heart you’ll find your place and people anywhere that you plant your roots. Rolling into the weekend and next week looking forward to the challenge of keeping routines and hopeful that good things will be waiting for us. #growthmindset#lovewhereyoureplanted#thestayoutsidemama
Last light at Avalanche Lake. If you look off to the right you can see a massive waterfall running from top to bottom. It’s so hard to capture the scale of Montana while still capturing the details but I certainly love trying and Chris nailed it here.