It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted, but I’m extremely happy to say that I’m back in Boulder! It’s a much better place for me: most of my friends are up here (or close by), I recently got an internship at Dynafit, and there’s a lot of great (er, yummy) stuff in this town.
Some of my favorite places are Aloy Thai, The Cup for coffee, Sherpas, and Pizzaria Locale- to name a few
Tonight, my mom and I had dinner at Andrew Hyde’s house. It was actually blizzarding out (I hope the rain we got turns into snow!), so we ate and left quickly- because it was snowing.
Last night, I had dinner with Cassie Thill, and tomorrow night, I’ll have dinner with Sam Killgore. It’s so great to be up there because I haven’t been able to see these people for such a long time, and I’m trying to do it all.
And here’s a picture of a french bulldog, which I still want.
That’s all! Hope you’re having a great day.
I got an “internship” with my former coworker at Dynafit! I’m truly excited to get back into the workplace- it will give me something to focus on, and it will be things that I am good at: press releases and social media. It will be great to start working for a ski company, because used to work with one, and that stuff’s seeded in my brain.
I went to Boulder yesterday (Sunday), and it was so so great to see my friends there. I have much more friends in Boulder, so it was good to get out of Colorado Springs and see the people I knew. Unfortunately, there are no people my own age that I’m close friends with in the Springs. It may seem unnecessary, but I’m so much more happier where I went to college.
I saw friends from bible study I met after college, and also the guy I worked with in Jackson, and his wife and kids. Soooo great to see them.
What makes me happy is…cooking! Last night, we made homemade lasagna, out of white cheese and chicken. (Here’s the recipe.) This seems pretty boring, but if you aren’t a good cook, people won’t like to eat your stuff. I like baking cookies, making soup, and making breakfast- sometimes waffles or pancakes. Today, I’m making soup for someone else, cookies for them, and homemade granola. See, I’ve found that instead of buying things, like granola, you can make them- that saves you money, and is fun!
What I’m struggling with now is that I used to be a great writer, and I was good at most things athletic. I worked at Ski and Skiing Magazines, and writing is more challenging right now. I’m trying to freelance write, but I’m not as good as I used to be- that’s something I took for granted, and I wish I had it back. I don’t know how long it takes after a TBI to get what you once had back- or if that will ever happen.
On a more positive note, I’m going to a spin class. I used to take them in Boulder, so I’m excited to try that again. I took a pilates class, but I was in a “reformer” class, and the bar you had to put your toes on was extremely tiny. Plus, the other two people in the class were much older than me. That, added with the tininess of the bar made it incredibly frustrating. I’d like to do something that I’m capable of, or it seems like a waste. I’m really excited to try the spin class, because it’s something I will be good at.
I recently chatted with another person who’s struggling with a TBI, and we touched on ways are challenges are both similar, yet different. You can read it here.
I wrote this story about my trip to Chile. It’s on Powder Magazine- click this link to read it.
Chile Con Pow