Winter Break 2017

The best part about college is that awesome break between fall and spring where you get an entire month away from school. No classes, no work, no worries right? Yes, but no. For me, my break was extra work, stressing about what comes after graduation and dealing with family. Though there were many ups and downs, I enjoyed my time back in Colorado and it reaffirmed my decision to return there after graduation. I’m a mountain girl at heart and I can’t wait to go back in June.

One of the best parts of being home was seeing my mother’s puppy, Nash. He’s a border collie, blue heeler, Australian shepherd six-month-old ball of energy.  He keeps us all active and was a joy to have at home. I think having an animal in the family balances the household. He sometimes can be a pain in the ass, but he’s a lover at heart and in the end, he always put a smile on my face.

Of course, another plus side of being home was Christmas. My mom and I have always had this mentality to relax and do nothing but enjoy the day and that’s exactly what we did. I was thankful this Christmas to not only get more than I expected but to also give my mom gifts that she wasn’t expecting. (I even made her cry). I received a new camera lens which was super exciting because I’m trying to get more into photography because who wouldn’t want to capture all the beauty in this world. Callie here is the first picture I took with my new Nikon 50mm lens. I thought it turned out pretty well and I’m sure there will be plenty more pictures to come, so stay tuned.


Though there were fun elements of my break, there’s always the holiday family drama. Who doesn’t have family drama though? It’s the holidays after all. With divorced parents, it’s always a challenge balancing time between the two. It all ended well, for the most part, so I’d say it was a successful break.

Thankfully all the work and stress was balanced with short hikes, ski days and hanging out with friends. I found it enjoyable in the end and that’s all that matters. Plus, who wouldn’t want to live in this beautiful place?

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