Why I Haven't Written In So Long...

This blog has been untouched for roughly a year and four months. I didn't write much to begin with but I didn't plan to leave it for THAT long. So what happened? I got busy... a lame and cliche excuse, right? But really, I was busy... 

After I left New Zealand, I went home briefly to visit friends and family before heading off to Japan. Snowboard guiding in Japan took up a full three months of my life, I didn't have the internet at my apartment, and although the hotel I worked out of had wifi I only used it for emails, phone calls, and the occasional Instagram or Facebook update.

My job was to take you to the powder ;)

My job was to take you to the powder ;)

Then I went to Fiji to volunteer and holiday for a month,

Snorkeling off the coast of Fiji

Snorkeling off the coast of Fiji

visited home briefly, then flew to Alaska where I worked full time as a glacier trekking and sea kayak guide for 5 months! And once again, didn't have wifi or even a cell signal where I lived. On days off work, I spent time with my new friends going hiking, ice climbing, and on sea kayak adventures.

Hiking to the Mendenhall Glacier

Hiking to the Mendenhall Glacier

Oh and blueberry picking and pie making/eating. Blueberry heaven up there!

I'd pick blueberries for an hour to fill a quart sized container.

I'd pick blueberries for an hour to fill a quart sized container.

So that puts me in September of 2016 and that's when Aaron and I departed on our two-month road trip in our 1988 Ford Ranger from Juneau, Alaska, down through the Canadian Rockies, to Montana, over to the coast of Washington and Oregon, and back to Montana where we decided to make our home for at least the winter.

Fall colors in the Yukon.

Fall colors in the Yukon.

Snappin' pics at the Salmon Glacier.

Snappin' pics at the Salmon Glacier.

Road side snack time in Eastern Oregon.

Road side snack time in Eastern Oregon.

And then it was time for family visits over Thanksgiving before heading back to Montana into full-on winter and snowboard instructing, yoga teaching, lame restaurant work, and little adventures on days off.

Hiking the ridge at Bridger Bowl!

Hiking the ridge at Bridger Bowl!

It's been kinda hectic, and simply put I didn't prioritize blogging.
That's why I haven't blogged - because I didn't prioritize it. 

Prioritizing snowboarding and fun in a smoke shack somewhere at Big Sky. 

Prioritizing snowboarding and fun in a smoke shack somewhere at Big Sky. 

So here I am now, in April of 2017, the end of another winter and posting on this blog again. I have so many pictures and video clips, many that I have yet to edit, and a list of mini adventures I want to write about and share.

What's next? I'm currently in the midst of the interview process for a couple possible summer jobs. I'm also planning for my trip to Israel with my grandma, and for my solo trip to a few places in Europe!

So stay tuned and follow me on Instagram and/or subscribe to this blog! :) 

 
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Cheers, y'all!