Aside from a few mid-70s days, it’s been a pretty brutal past couple of months. I’m not one to complain about that, though, seeing as how in New England we only really get 2 months of warm weather per year.
It’s always tough to get people to understand why I like to venture out alone. This is something I try to do at least 3 times per month and usually achieve at least once, and it is beyond crucial for my sanity.
Back in college, when I was going through friend group shakeups and feeling disillusioned by the people I thought I knew, I went out on a whim to a local drum n bass night. I wasn’t into this type of music (yet) but it was the only thing going on that night that I was aware of. Still living with my parents at that point, I just needed a place to get out and be on my own so much that my desire to just go outweighed my terror at not knowing anyone there.
Summer is definitely in full swing by now, and in many Northern US cities, so are the day parties. They always seem like such a great idea when you buy your ticket, but for some, it ends up leading to a weekend full of “how did I think this was a good idea?” moments.
While I absolutely do not claim to be the day party expert, I’ve definitely figured out my own best practices for having a good time without feeling like hell the next day(s).
One of my favorite things about summer is the camping! I’ve already been up north, to NH, to help my dad set up for his climbing camp, and I plan on returning again this week to relax for a few days. Though I go up there multiple times per summer, I always have to take a moment to remember the gear I always forget to pack and regret not bringing.
The basics always make it in.. the tent, the sleeping bag, the sleeping pad, some athletic clothing so that I don’t get too gross while I work up a sweat. But I’ve definitely learned my lesson about forgetting a versatile hoodie.
Even before I was born, my dad was always adventuring around the world. He started climbing in Russia, and then moved on to Ukraine, the US, and beyond.
Always the daredevil, he knew how to prepare for any kind of trip. One of the first things he repeatedly reinforced in my mind was the importance of always having a thermos of tea nearby. It was repeated so often, that all of my friends and I even started to joke about it whenever packing for another trip!
I really enjoy having quality outdoor/adventure accounts show up in my feed. There are a gazillion of them out there, but a few catch my eye as I scroll every time.
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So after decluttering and getting rid of as much stuff as my wardrobe could handle, I was able to see what was missing in order for my closet to feel complete with spring and summer coming up.
As the weather gets nicer and nicer, I realized that I was shuffling a lot of my winter wardrobe aside just to get to my spring items. I remembered the whole KonMari method and decided to see how I did reapplying it after a season had passed.
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Last weekend, we took Sabbie on her first hike! We weren’t sure how she would deal with the mixed terrain and all of the ups and downs but our little girl was great on her feet! The toughest part for her was untangling her leash after doing laps around a tree.
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Last weekend, I decided to take my newly adopted pup, Sabbie, to the beach for the first time. It was a windy and chilly day, so I figured it would be a perfect time to test out one of the long sleeves from WoolPRO.
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