the alive work.

Things have been absolutely insane/awesome lately. I hate being too busy to have dancing dinners with Evan, call my mom to just talk, hug my friends after laughing about nothings, and go running/climbing/hiking/do anything that resembles exercise.

BUT things in the rest of life have been so rewarding.

I recently won a writing contest! Well, I got third place. Swift Industries announced that I received the Mount Baker Award for the Tough and Tender Project!

I’m gonna be published in Bicycle Times, y’all!

Oh, I’m just so excited about it. I wrote a story about the amazing bike tour I did with my mom in August…

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And AND I won some panniers from Swift! Ugh, it’s just such a win-win-win.

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That’s a rear pannier packed to the brim right there. This photo is up in the Yaak of Montana, where I was the last two days. I went up there with some Adventure Cycling people for a little photoshoot. It was absolutely beautiful…

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It was the best kind of work. The work you love. The beautiful work. The alive work. The fun work…

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Oh, and here’s some more “work” I had fun making:

And when you’re not watching that video, you should be dancing to this…

Or being excited about this…

[xxo.]

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