Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An Epic 24 Hours

Seriously, somebody pinch me....because life is just...well, pretty darn incredible. 

I'm truly starting to believe that what you ask from your heart for the universe to provide...well, sometimes it really does show up...and even more incredibly than you could have imagined. 

Case in point: I've been wanting to go to a Blazer game and a Winterhawks game. Winterhawks game is in progress of being scheduled....but Monday afternoon I randomly got a spontaneous text from a friend asking if I wanted to go to Monday night's Blazer club level seats...for free. Uh..yes, yes I do! :) Seats were better than any I've ever had nor could have imagined...and the game was a blast! I had so much fun and the Blazers even won :) 

Case in point: Tuesday morning I had another meeting regarding Africa and international health career contacts/options...and I'm STILL expecting to be told that I heard that whole conversation/informational interview wrong because what I heard sounded a lot like an offer of how to go to Africa this summer AND that the whole trip/opportunity could potentially lead into an actual job my dream one of my ideal institutions...and that it would also potentially make all my varied career paths come full circle and connect.... Yup, pinch me......because even if it doesn't pan out..I am so incredibly fortunate and grateful for the offer and this.very.moment that life is presenting...

Case in point: After the Tuesday meeting, I had the dogs in tow so we could go explore the rain break/fresh powder that had arrived briefly on the mountain. We checked out some new trails....and for the first time in a long time, I didn't rush us or care about miles. Instead we just wandered down various new trail options, walked a bit on an old historic Oregon wagon road, and then went 2.5 miles on the PCT trail which included so much beautiful hazy fresh powder...that again, I just kept thinking about how this life...this is what I want to be living....this is what makes me feel I'm currently living that motto that hangs on my wall: "Living the Life I Love" and "Loving the Life I Live." On these trails, I look around at the beauty that surrounds me, I feel the peace in my soul, I hang out with God (and talk or don't talk)...and I just feel good..happy...settled...arrived.

Barlow Pass Highway

Barlow Pass Wagon Road

We discovered a little something special left on the PCT.

Epic, epic 24 hours :)


  1. You really are living the life chica. And those photos of the woods and the snow make me want to just head out into it. How long is the drive to get to snow from your area?

    1. Hey gal! I'm on the west side in Beaverton, so it's about 1.5 hours from here to the Govt Camp area where I usually go to snowshoe/snowhike. How far is Bachelor from Eugene? I saw your other comment and will try to figure out how to change the settings...and I'll send you my email/number via FB PM. Hope your week is going well!

  2. Wow, that is awesome that your dream of going to Africa is looking like it could be a reality! And that a job might come of it! That is awesome!

    Seeing your pictures makes me miss snow. December has been mild which is nice but I am anxious for some snow so I can go XC skiing!

    1. Isn't it crazy how we all had such a cold spell and then it definitely warmed up again. It's been mainly raining on the mtn here but I've been watching the weather so that I could hit the trails once a couple of inches got dropped. Hopefully you guys will get some snow soon so you can enjoy some of that XC skiing!

      And the Africa all so, so amazing..absolutely amazing. :)

      Hope you're having a great week!