Journal Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: Your Day

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Sorry, this one is a little late! It’ll be a double posting day.

Well since it’s a Tuesday I worked all day. I was surprisingly energetic in the early morning so I got to work even before 8 a.m. and decided to treat myself to a raspberry white chocolate mocha from the coffee shop downstairs. It certainly helped me power through my day.

Work is work so I won’t go into any minute details about that. Though I have to say being a Marketing and Communications Coordinator is more challenging than you might think, but I also have a lot of fun scrolling through Facebook and coming up with fun things to put in the next newsletter so there’s that to keep me entertained.

After work, I had a dinner meeting with my friend Beck. Beck asked me way back in the fall if I would be interested in helping out with the Adventure Education Program at the high school. I, of course, said yes because the Adventure Ed trips are what made my high school experience. For a bit more on my involvement with Middle Park High School check out my post Heading Back to High School. 

Beck and I met at the Sagebrush in Grand Lake to go over program stuff for this spring’s Junior River Trip which is a five-day rafting trip down the Green River in Utah. I’m super excited to go and I will certainly post about the trip when we return. Unfortunately, there is a small possibility that the trip could be cancelled due to student numbers so let’s cross our fingers that the trip happens and I get to experience something from high school in through a totally different lens.

After dinner, I went home, put on my pjs and crawled in bed to watch some How to Get Away with Murder. 

A very exciting day I know.

 

Journal Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Your Definition of Love

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My definition of love is simple:

Love is when you whole-heartedly trust an individual that you can bare your soul to.

Love is thinking about that person every minute that your mind is unoccupied.

Love is wanting to be with that person every minute of every waking day.

Love is wanting to do anything you can to make that person happy.

Love is having a smile on your face because of them.

Love is feeling warm and giddy inside.

Love is everything.

Journal Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: What You Ate Today

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I guess I’ll start with the earliest food consumption and go from there. I’d also like to mention that it is St. Patrick’s Day and I was in Boulder with a friend living the college life again.

So I had some mozzarella sticks and cheesy fries at like 12:30 last night and that’s technically today so that’s snack #1 for the day. They were delicious by the way.

For breakfast, I had some classic Captain Crunch cereal which was also pretty delicious. It’s been a while since I’ve had them and was definitely a childhood thing.

I didn’t really have lunch because I woke up late but on my drive home from Boulder I had a passion tea lemonade with raspberry sweetener (I highly recommend) and a snack bag of Cheez-Its.

I stopped at Taco Bell and had two soft tacos before I headed over Berthoud pass on the last stretch home. That I would consider my dinner. Not healthy, but it was convenient and oh so good.

For an evening snack, I had an English muffin with peanut butter and a large glass of milk.

I might have some cookies later, not sure yet. I still have Girl Scout cookies.

I normally eat way healthier than this I promise but today was an exception.

Journal Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Your Parents

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My parents, Mike and Christine, separated while I was in high school. My mom and I live together in Colorado and my father lives in Arizona.

I had a good childhood filled with fun trips and lots of family ski time. I loved growing up on lots of acres of land and with horses and chickens. As a family, we enjoyed camping and riding and spending time outdoors which is certainly where my love for it now came from. After my parents split I lived with my mom as I had just moved to a new town and started high school.

My mom and I have a pretty good relationship. I currently live with her because rent in my hometown is ridiculous and it works surprisingly well.

She works for the same company that I do as an Assistant General Manager for one of the properties in the area. She has always worked hard at her job and has gone through a lot both professionally and personally to get to where she is. I definitely got my strength and perseverance from her.

I also apparently got a lot of my features from her. I have gotten a lot of “you look like your mom” lately. The only big difference is I’m blonde with blue eyes and she has brown hair and brown eyes. I guess our facial structure is what we share.

My mom and I aren’t all that alike personality wise but we enjoy hanging out together and trying new things. I got her to Nordic ski with me earlier this winter even though she fell on her ass and definitely hated me by the end of the day.  We get in our little mother-daughter fights occasionally, but it all works out in the end. I love her to death and I’m not sure what I’d do without her.

In the case of my father, we don’t have a relationship.

Journal Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: Your First Love

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Now, this is sort of a hard topic in my opinion. I could consider my first love to be my first real pet, an Australian Shepherd named Wyatt, my elementary school crush and first kiss (on the cheek of course), or it could be my first (and really only) serious boyfriend who I’m still in a relationship with.

To be kind to my boyfriend and not expose our entire relationship online, I’ll write a bit about Wyatt.

I got Wyatt as a Christmas gift when I was 6 or 7. He wasn’t ready to come home for Christmas morning so my parents took pictures of him and stuck them to a corkboard and wrapped it. When I opened the corkboard on Christmas morning I said something along the lines of “Oh cool, thanks. Whose dog is this anyway?”

To say the least, I was very ecstatic to learn he was mine (or my family’s really).

I grew up with Wyatt checking on me every night and walking his rounds about the house to make sure everyone was safe. He was a protective animal and very much a ranch dog. We lived on five acres outside of Flagstaff, Arizona where he had plenty of room to run around. He was never allowed to go tend the horses with us cause all he wanted to do was herd them and when you only have two they don’t really need to be herded.

He went on some crazy adventures that we never fully knew about. He showed up one day with a full elk leg, hair and hoof attached and all. We never figured out where he got it, but he seemed awfully proud to be bringing it home. He also once ate a large portion of a gingerbread house when we once left him in the house alone. He ate a lot of odd things over the years including a bucket of my Halloween candy, a remote and various animal bits.

Wyatt was an amazing dog that was always happy to see you and loved to play tug-a-war. He snuggled only occasionally but loved a good scratch. He lived quite a long life and I know he’s happy as can be over the rainbow bridge. I’d say Wyatt was certainly a great love of my life.

A Journal Writing Challenge

So I’m sure you’ve all seen monthly writing challenges where you write something every day usually pertaining to something about yourself. Since I’m trying to post more on this blog I’ve decided to take one of these monthly writing challenges and post my answers.

I’ve chosen a fairly simple one from Pinterest that I think will let you, my readers, know a bit more about me.

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I’ll start with day one here and post the next 29 days worth of writing here every day.

Day 1: Introduce Yourself

Well in case you didn’t know who I am: I’m Kelsey, I’m 22 years old and I live in Colorado.

I am a communications professional that graduated just last year from the University of Oregon. I received a bachelors degree in Journalism: Public Relations. I am working in my first “adult” job as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Alderwood Group which manages timeshare resorts and homeowners associations across the US.

I love living in Colorado. I moved here from northern Arizona right before I entered high school and decided to return after college. I consider myself to be an outdoorsy person. I love to hike, camp, backpack, raft, snowshoe, ski (Nordic and alpine), kayak, paddleboard and probably more things that I’m forgetting. Anyway, I love to be outside, especially in the summer. I am a huge fan of Chaco sandals and my usual summer goal is to be rocking that Chacotan.

I also love reading. See my 2019 Reading Challenge to see what I’ve been reading. I also like writing. My blog here is obviously a testament to that. I like crafting things and drawing or painting but I seem to never actually do any of it which is something that I want to change. I’d love to one day have a beautiful office/craft studio/reading nook.

I have a few close friends and a boyfriend that I adore spending time with. Friends mean a ton to me and I strongly believe in the importance of keeping a tight-knit group forever rather than just going through friends willy-nilly.

I absolutely love love love dogs and share custody of my mom’s dog Nash. He accompanies me on various hikes and walks. He has an Instagram if you’d like to follow (please follow him, he’s adorable). I also have a cat named Callie who is kind of an old bitch but she also loves to snuggle and be with family (Nash not included).

There’s a lot more to me but I don’t want to give everything away in this post, there’s 29 more to go!