Balloon Fiesta!

IMG_6838I’m convinced I live in one of the coolest cities ever. (To be fair, you could probably convince me any city is the coolest city ever- I’m all about loving where you are.)

Fall is my favorite time of year in Albuquerque- and it’s definitely NOT because of the weather. (We have a saying in NM that you can get all 4 seasons in one day- and we aren’t joking.)
Fall is when the green chile roasting begins- when the leaves along the Rio Grande change colors, & when the International Balloon Fiesta takes place!


Seeing the blue, blue sky fill up with 500 hot air balloons is incredible. There is nothing you can complain about when you’re eating a delicious breakfast burrito & staring at the gorgeous balloon-filled sky. (You don’t even complain about the 4:30am alarm you had to set…)

This year my friend, Alex, from CA, made the journey to Balloon Fiesta. The event was even more amazing this year, because I got to see it in the eyes of a ‘first-timer.’ It reminded me to stop just going through the motions of life & the fiesta- and to truly stop and be in AWE of how beautiful life is around us. I love being able to see things through the lens of another person!



I am Alive

It’s been over a month since my last post….that’s ridiculous. My new job is absolutely amazing, and I love it, but it also has taken my weekdays away from me. My weekends are filled with catching up with friends and recharging alone with Dolce and Netflix. I’m trying to figure out how to balance life- between work, friends, church, family, Jesus time & introvert time (aka writing, coffee, and nothing else).

My saving grace during this period of busyness: my planner. OMG- I love my planner. Maybe too much. I carry it everywhere. By it I mean the trio. That’s right I have 3 planners (one for the months, one for the weeks, and a daily one). That doesn’t include my phone. Call me old-fashion, but Google calendar or i Calendar just don’t do it for me. I need to physically write it down (three times). There’s a name for that kind of learning I’m sure.

Also- the post-it on my weekly calendar is me researching new iphone 6 cases. I keep breaking my phone…. and I’m going to blame it on the case and not the fact that I have an unstable addiction to Instagram or Snapchat. Anyway, that’s my post for the day.