December, 2020 Archive

This year, save the planet and some $ – With Eco Shopping

Saving

We all love clothes shopping! And purses and accessories and stuff! I mean we still don’t need any pants… but tops and scarves and all that – need it! I am definitely on my path to minimalism, and...

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Buzzard’s Roost

Hiking

Another hike thanks to the time off provided by the CEO of my company for everyone’s mental health. An extra paid week off between Christmas and New years. This is a short hike there and back with a loop in the...

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New York Times – Make a Resolution

Thinking

The New York Times recently wrote an article about choosing a New Years resolution that helped the planet. You can read it here. I seriously don’t disagree, but my choice was to have multiple resolutions that...

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Review: Merrell Women’s Thermo Aurora 2 Mid Shell Waterproof

Reviewing

The winter came and I am not about to give up on my fitness goals due to improper footwear! Nor am I going to miss out on the chance to finish my Winter Challenge! I love Merrell boots. I have had a pair for a couple...

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Lover’s Leap Loop

Hiking

This was an interesting walk. We started at the parking lot, and went left. Maybe that was a bad choice because there was A LOT of uphill. We got through it, got to the “Lover’s Leap” and it was a...

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Grace Coolidge Fishing Area – There and back trail.

Hiking

The first OFFICIAL hike of the Winter Challenge :). This was a nice one. It had a lot of interesting features and very little elevation. A few stream crossings, and a couple dams, which were neat to see. Some of the...

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Pactola Lake, Black Hills National Forest

Hiking

The amazing CEO of the company I work for had given everyone a week off between Christmas and New Years. Of course what else am I going to do with a week off during a pandemic then go explore more of the amazing trails...

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Challenge: Work Resolution: Make a Meaningful Change

2021 Resolutions, Challenges

My goal here is a little ambiguous. I work for a company that I love. I am so grateful to them for everything they have allowed me to accomplish. I want to give back. I want to make a meaningful change. Something that...

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Challenge: Health Resolution: Pilates, Hiking, Maintain Weight

2021 Resolutions, Challenges

So, I know this sounds weird, but my goal is not really specific anymore. From March 2020 to December 2020, I lost over 60 lbs. I am happy where I am weight wise. If I lose a little that’s fine, but I don’t...

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Challenge: Money Resolution: Debt Free by 2022

2021 Resolutions, Challenges

I have debt. Don’t we all? Nothing to be ashamed of I guess, but I want out. Also, immigrating to Scotland sometime in 2022, I want to be free of debt for a good fresh start. I think the only debt I will have when...

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