Stuck Inside of Atlanta With the Depression Blues Again

I would like to first apologize to Bob Dylan for this title, but also I’m not really sorry. A few weeks ago my friend, Kathy Karlo, posted a completely black image on her Instagram page. She captioned it with this: “How do you tell the internet when you are feeling sad? […] It’s hard to curate…

October 30th

That used to be a very important date. I would plan for it months in advance, asking time off from work, planning out trips or special things to do. To me, it was a very important date- and not because of Halloween. I am an extraordinarily sentimental person. I have keepsakes from all over the…

Getting After It

“You just gotta get after it!” seems to be the mantra of every climber I’ve met recently. My ex used to say it constantly and despite my best efforts to ignore most of the habits picked up from him this seems to be one that I can’t shake. I won’t blame him entirely for this…

Homesick

After living in Salt Lake for nearly a month I went to one of the gyms after finishing my internship work for the day, I was supposed to be hanging out with my friend but she was busy and I had time to kill. I ended up chatting with an older man, he asked me…

Utah: A Love Story, pt 2

  I sat at the second bolt on a route in Wild Iris, Wyoming last weekend. I was leading a harder 5.10, it would be my fifth of the weekend, something I had never thought would happen and I stared at the blank looking section of limestone in front of me. The holds were small,…

Go

When I was 10 my mom and I moved to Germany.  When I was 10, I hated it. I had been forcibly removed from my dad, my friends, my language, everything but my mom (and barbies). We traveled all over Europe- Czech Republic, Poland, France, England, Ireland and various parts of Germany. When I think…

Best Life vs Reality

There was some very silly, very naive, part of me that thought once I moved to Utah I would stop crying about the past. I was wrong. I was listening to a podcast on breakups that interviewed Dan Savage who advised that “after two months, move on” (or something similar). It was terrible advise. I…

The Great American Roadtrip Part III

The rest of the trip to the coast were a blurred stream of long grey days filled with inactivity and frustration with few bright spots of comfort and ease. My main goal was just make it to the coast. Cautious of time we cut our time in Breckenridge, Colorado short due to a terrible case…

The American Road Trip Part II

               The drive through Kansas is infamously boring. While well aware of its reputation and prepared for endless hours of driving through monotonous landscapes, I was secretly hopeful for this part of the trip. I thought perhaps I would find a sort of unexpected beauty in the plains. But like most expectations in travel, things…

Guacamole Recipe

My interest in nutrition came about when decided to become a vegetarian at 17. It was the first time I actually had to pay attention to what I was eating and I began to actually understand the affects food had on my body. As my knowledge about nutrition grew, so did my relationship with food….