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Back in Colorado

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{Photo of the day: Utah did what it does, it’s red dirt turned everything we own pink.} Today our winter travels throughout the Arizona (and Utah) desert concluded. I feel confident in saying it was one of the best winters of my life. We’re currently spending one night at the same RV park in Grand Junction that we stayed at before leaving Colorado in November, which got me thinking...

Better understanding myself and the world around me

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{Photo of the day: We took a short drive from camp tonight to the spectacular Anticline Overlook.} I’m currently reading a fascinating book, “The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion” by Jonathan Haidt. It’s one of those books that bends your mind in a way that allows you to view life and humankind from a totally different angle. It contains...

Thoughts from 10 days without internet

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{Photo of the day: Southeast Utah is the place to go to disconnect.} Today concludes my digital detox.  What was supposed to be 7 days without internet turned in to 10, and it was absolutely glorious.  Here’s what I learned… 1.  I love mono-tasking.  Multi-tasking is over-rated.  I experience far more enjoyment and am way more productive when I focus on one thing at a time.  We think...

For the love of the night sky

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{Photo of the day: This morning’s view of the Milky Way} One of my favorite things about the house we sold in Colorado a few years ago was the fact that I could lay in bed and see the Milky Way.  There was an unspoken agreement in our little rural neighborhood that no one leave any outside lights on.  It was perfectly pitch black, every single night.  And the stars were phenomenal.  When we...

Sound never sounded so good

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{Photo of the day: Rooster Butte’s resident crow.} Today is day 7 of my digital detox.  7 days without internet, with the exception of checking my e-mail once a day.  The first few days felt like a vacation.  Then on the third and fourth day I got a little fidgety.  I caught myself justifying certain things I wanted to look up.  Luckily, we hardly have any service...

Perfection

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{Photo of the day: Sunset at Valley of the Gods}

Any day that the weather is good enough to have our back door open is a good day.  The days when we don’t even need the screen, well, days don’t get much better than that.

If I could travel back in time

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{Photo of the day: Yoga time.} Mackenzie, our 21 year old niece, is currently wading thru one of life’s existential crises.  The “what do I want to do with my life” dilemma that I remember all too well.  I think I might remember it so well because, for me, that feeling has never completely gone away.  Mark & I so badly wish we had answers for her, or a roadmap, anything to help ease the...

We’ve got everything we need right here and everything we need is enough

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{Photo of the day: Filling our water jugs while out on a scenic drive and scouting mission.} A few weeks ago I was on my way home from the laundromat when I realized how little I drive these days.  I’m pretty certain we’re driving fewer miles now than when we lived in a house.  That seemed a little odd to me at first until I thought about it.  One of the most important things in...

It’s time for a digital detox

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{Photo of the day: Watching the sunrise from my morning walk.} Last week I was mindlessly surfing Instagram when I read a post from a girl who said she was “going offline for the month of April to work on some projects”.  I immediately felt jealous.  All things internet & phone-related have felt all-consuming lately.  It’s gotten to the point that it is starting to feel compulsive.  I don’t...

Hello Spring

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{Photo of the day: Us, just taking it all in.}

It’s 8:12pm.  The sky is a deep shade of indigo.  The last of the day’s light still sits on the horizon.  Both our back and front doors are open, the slightest breeze flowing thru our little home.  I’m still in a t-shirt.  All this to say, Spring is here.  And I love witnessing all the subtle changes of this season as it leads us in to Summer.

Michele

Hi, I'm Michele, a nomadic wedding photographer and lover of the great outdoors. I live on the road full-time and document my adventures daily. This is my personal blog where I share and record my thoughts on living simply and intentionally with less stress and more joy. Check out my wedding and portrait photography at http://www.oncwest.com

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