Today I’m going to give you a tiny view of life in the wild west. I was fortunate enough to spend two years of my life in this beautiful town. When you move away from what you have always known, you learn a lot about yourself. I’m not going to go in to that, because that’s personal, and I don’t know you that well. However, I’ll let you know about the fun stuff, the stuff I really liked.
I was a dog-walker, and it was a lucrative second job.
Not to mention this was often the backdrop.
These people made every day fun
Wildlife. All the time. Everywhere.
I worked with the best people
Everyone wore very cool hats.
You saw a lot of these guys.
And then we shot them!
…No we didn’t. That’s a huge lie.
My best bud would come out to visit, and we would celebrate.
And then go on an incredible hike.
Everyone owns a dog. I’m not exaggerating that much. Mine was the most photogenic of all dogs and was featured in the towns magazine. Adopt your dogs!
This hike was the most humbling. It was hard and I was not in shape. I wanted to die and barf and not finish.
I met the greatest of people and we had adventures.
Including that time I fell in the mud puddle in my new dress.
More cool hats.
I could call work and say, “Hey, I might be late, a moose is blocking my steps,” and that would be an acceptable excuse.
It snowed more often than not.
So I got to wear super fluffy coats, but only thanks to Jamie.
Best of the west was the crazy people I came to call family. I’m sorry I couldn’t put pictures of everyone, but I love you all with a huge chunk of my heart that you will always occupy!
One thing I have figured out from my time in Wyoming is that life is all about the experiences. It’s amazing I came out alive from this one, but what a ride.
Maybe it’s not about moving across the country on a whim, but maybe the experience today is surprising your aunt for her 50th birthday (yesterday, actually) and really soaking in how great it is to celebrate someone and being able to call them family.
Big or small, it’s about the experiences.
Are you so teared up right now? Gosh, things got so real right there.
Go experience things, weirdos, I’m going to do the same.