• Doing Stuff,  Food,  Music,  Snow

    A day in Denver

    After 7 months of living here and numerous visits from friends, I’ve picked out a few of my go-to spots to show off Denver. Union Station was remodeled in the early 2000’s to become an amazing Denver spot for drinks, food, coffee, flowers, parties, souvenirs, etc. I’ll go to there just to get out of the house with my laptop and work sometimes. Check out the boujee upstairs bar, the Cooper Lounge, photogenic spot with amazing cocktails.   Avanti – Some of my local friends aren’t huge fans because it is a notoriously touristy spot but with good reason! They have many delicious food stands from poke to burgers with a…

  • Doing Stuff,  Snow,  Tips

    Skiing for Newbs

    I didn’t truly experience snow, aside from a couple trips as a kid to visit the family in Minnesota, until I was 26. I’m writing this as huge flakes of snow are falling and I can’t help but stare in wonderment. It’s so damn beautiful. While I’m sure these feelings will dissipate after the 10th time of having to scrape ice off of my windshield in 10 degree weather, I’m going to appreciate the snow inspiration while I have it. I had no idea what I was getting into by moving here from a place with 2 days of real winter a year. So for all the other snow newbs…

  • Story Time

    2018 Reflections | 2019 Intentions

    Honestly, 2018 was a struggle. I spent the first 5 months in a disillusioned haze, hoping that my toxic relationship would magically resolve itself so we could be happy like we were at the initial stages of it. It felt like a waste of 5 months, as I tamed my spirits because he prefered it that way. I went out less, I traveled less, I disconnected from my friends, and didn’t make plans for myself so I could wait up for him. I spent a few weeks in Sioux Falls and the rest of the time mostly in Austin with the guy that wanted to clip my wings. We were…

  • Story Time

    Moving is hard // thanksgiving

    I didn’t move to Denver with an ultimate purpose, or even a job at all. Similar to many I was simply looking for a change of scenery and Colorado scenery couldn’t be anymore different than Texas. So I bought a row home here 2.5 years ago without a clue as to what I would do with it. It was renting out so well that I decided to stay on the road for 2 more years before it became tiresome. I’m trying to make a new state my home and it is far more difficult to start from scratch than I ever imagined. I started here with 2 friends, one from…

  • Music,  Story Time

    My Relationship with Music

    I might not be able to find a relationship with another human but I have an extraordinary one with music and boy do we have history. It’s difficult to express how much I love music, although who doesn’t right? (Actually… random side note: A study recorded that 3-5% of people just don’t care for music at all, aka musical anhedonia. Which immediately eliminates them from my dating pool…) I digress! As I mentioned in my previous music post, I grew up with my mother blasting her favorite arias (opera pieces) at 7am every Saturday to wake me up. I started singing in choir as soon as I could around 10…