Do you work 40 hours or more a week? Do you often say things like “I would do it if I just had more time?” I feel ya! Really I do. Right now I work 50+ hours a week between two jobs. In this post I am going to tell you how to make time to get outside more often.
Last summer for my birthday Matt and I wanted to go backpacking somewhere relaxing and relatively close to home. We started scouring our maps and ended up picking Kroenke Lake outside of Buena Vista. If you’ve never been to the Buena Vista, Colorado area to explore, I highly recommend it!
Funky Bow Brewing is like a fun high school party with much better beer. Being a lover of IPAs, I had the “So Folking Hoppy” and it was delicious!
The Brewery is located in Lyman, Maine in a totally inconspicuous location. When you drive into the driveway it immediately feels like you’re going to a party that only the locals know about. Lyman is a few miles west of Biddeford and there is not much there except for farms and houses.
This morning I woke up at 5am (okay 5:15, I hit snooze once) and skinned uphill at Arapahoe Basin. I’m teaching myself how to ski and I had a really great day on Friday so I wanted to make sure I got out again before I go to Maine on Thursday, but unfortunately I’m working every day until then.
For my entire life I have been someone who enjoys challenging myself. It started when I was young always trying to be more like the boys. Always trying to prove myself because I was tiny and I knew it. I always wanted to be better at sports, smarter in school, a better best friend. I was always striving to do my best even if I wasn’t the best at whatever I was doing.
I’m not sure that I realized this behavior when I was young but in the past few years I have definitely come to realize this about myself. When I moved to Colorado my goal was to get better at snowboarding. When I met Matt I was determined to become the best girlfriend. Now don’t get me wrong here, I am not “the best” at anything that I do. The boys have always outdone me in sports, there are always smarter people than me who think of something first. But I like to think that I try hard to be the best in my own head.