From my first trip to Yellowstone (complete with masks, social distancing, and gallons of hand sanitizer).
Every day feels like an adventure when I’m with you.
I am missing this view today! It was the most spectacular thing I’ve seen in a LONG time. 🥰 #grandtetonnationalpark #tetons #grandtetons
My exploration today lead me to the Holy Land... #idahoan #idahopotatoes #potatoqueen #potato #idahome #idahofalls
A photo from my quick pit stop in Colorado this morning to see the TINIEST, BRIEFEST, WHISPIEST SNOWFLAKES. In May. And I’m going to Idaho... 😬😬😬😬 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I’m resting up tonight after 12 (!!!) hours on the road today, and tomorrow, I take the final drive into Idaho Falls!
Soooo, I guess it’s time to officially announce The Thing... my next big adventure. (But as a storyteller, I can’t just SAY IT, I want to explain it. So I’m gonna give a little background. SKIP TO THE END IF YOU MUST.) After my separation in the summer, and my divorce in the fall, I really committed to focusing on myself and healing deep, old wounds. I dedicated myself to therapy, and by the end of the year, I was happier than I’d been in my adult life... ever. So, of course, when I wasn’t at all looking for a relationship, I met a really awesome dude—a kind, generous, handsome, hilarious nuclear scientist, home in Texas for New Years—who just so (inconveniently ?! LOL.) happened to work at the National Lab in Idaho Falls. At some point in our budding, long-distance relationship, I realized it would be hard to know what we’re actually working with from over a thousand miles apart. And even though I’ve never lived away from Dallas, and even though I’ve never lived where it’s cold, and even though I was REALLY, REALLY SCARED because change is THE WORST, I decided I had to just be brave and follow my gut. So this spring, feeling more alive and free than ever before, I made the decision to pack up my life in Dallas and relocate to Idaho. I’m moving into my own super cute apartment, got a job teaching at Idaho Falls High for next school year, and now I just get to sit back, have fun, and see where this road takes me. (And of course, I’m continuing to work on myself and thank GOD my therapist does virtual visits now. 🤣) is this absolutely bonkers? Maybe. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the risk. And on top of that good news, I feel so lucky and excited to be walking this path with this amazing guy I NEVER expected. I think this new adventure is going to teach me so much about myself, and that alone makes it worth the discomfort of leaving my friends, family, Harpool, and TEXAS. BUT... Growth is good. And if the last year has taught me anything, it’s that change can be really good too. So, I’m moving to Idaho. This week. Wish me LUCK.
Took this photo a week or two ago and forgot to post it... (I love this iron sign I got at @magnolia last fall.) 👯♀️ I was wearing my #aktinycabin shirt and drinking out of my Tiny Cabin mug, and feeling all sorts of thankful for my best friend @annieneugebauer. She is such a special human, in more ways than I can articulate. 👩❤️👩 I wish everyone could experience a friendship like her’s. 🌲 I can’t wait till the next time we are out in the woods, writing our faces off together.