For the Record: April 8, 2016

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Ummm, spring is here? Wait–when did that happen? The time I spent away from posting has been well worth it–I’m in the final quarter of the certificate program I’m participating in, I finished a major work project and am already up to here in another, and–most importantly–I’ve been engaged in the very important work of decluttering my life. Every day, I’m getting closer to that goal. See what else is on my mind, for the record:
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Camp Long: The Hidden Gem Next Door

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How well do you know your neighborhood?

Although I’ve lived at the same address for more than two years, I’ve only just discovered a secret Seattle retreat close to home.

After months away from the trail due to injury and illness, I’d been searching for a place where I could spend some time relaxing in the outdoors on a really easy trail to begin the process of rebuilding my strength and endurance. Camp Long was just the ticket. Continue reading

Taking a Deep Breath at Little Si

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A pair of boots on my feet, a pack on my back, and the intoxicating scent of nature in my nostrils: to me, that’s happiness in a nutshell. This weekend, my friend JP and I tackled one of North Bend, Washington’s most popular hiking trails: Little Si. Almost five miles out and back and rated at moderate effort by the Washington Trails Association, Little Si offered the perfect way to start the weekend, pouring rain and all. Continue reading

A Brief Walk at West Point Lighthouse

West Point Lighthouse, Discovery Park, Seattle

This weekend marked the end of one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had so far, both on a professional and personal level. All I want to do for the next week is curl up with a couple of good books, some knitting, and lots of desserts. Since that’s not really an option, I went in for the next best thing: a lazy hour spent walking and shooting (photos, not ammo) at West Point Lighthouse in Seattle’s Discovery Park.

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