The Restless | Wanderer

Some of us struggle immensely with a restless soul.

We feel that life is passing us by, that we’re not living the life we’re meant to live, meeting the people we’re meant to meet, creating the things we’re meant to create.

Perhaps we’re just adventurers, who love the new sights and smells of travel.

Or perhaps it’s a little deeper than that.

Maybe we’re unhappy, our soul is in pain, and we hope and believe that this pain will stop when the circumstances are right.  We believe we’ll finally be happy if we can just find the ‘right’ city, the ‘right’ career, the ‘right’ family.

But we have to remember that our souls are in pain because we haven’t learned how to create happiness where we are, that we are restless because we keep trying to run away.

We are restless.  We need to feed our souls, and if that means new travels, hobbies, and family, then that’s okay.  But we also have to learn to feed our souls where we are and with what we have now.

Let’s move in the direction of our dreams each day, and learn to work with what we have.

Let’s keep dreaming of the horizon, but stop telling ourselves that that’s where our happiness lies.  Our happiness lies within ourselves, so let’s start cultivating it.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

follow your passion

Mountain Ranch | Self-Care

This ranch-style gate was photographed this Fall as we drove through the Colorado mountains.  

 

Getting away can be incredibly healing and calming.

Take a train or car ride somewhere new, enjoy nature, and spend time out in the open air with no obligations or time restraints.

It’s amazing how long days seem when we’re out in the world with only nature and our thoughts for company.

 

Let’s get out to enjoy some quiet solitude and recharge, whether we take frequent hikes in local hills or long excursions through the mountains.

We’ll be much better for it!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Spring Bluff

Time away and outside is incredibly healing.

Even a short walk, whether around a city block or through a park, is one of the best ways to lift our mood.

Breathe the fresh air, enjoy the surroundings, gaze up at the sky.  It’s a great way to push ‘pause’ on life, reconnect with what’s really important to us, and remember how expansive the world is.

Whether we head out alone or with a companion, let’s try to spend more time outside, if only for a short time.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Dragon Valley | Ute Valley Park

Spring Seeds

Tranquil

Tranquility can seem immensely difficult to find and enjoy, but we should remember it’s actually quite simple.

Step outside. Get some fresh air. Enjoy a cup of tea. Watch the clouds.

If only for a moment.

But let’s remember to be present and really enjoy it.  Let’s engage all our senses, center ourselves, and feel gratitude for the moment.

No matter how busy life seems to get, let’s take a deep breath, soak up the present, and make tranquil moments for ourselves to recharge.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Dragon Valley | Ute Valley Park

Spring Seeds

Goals | Take the First Step

When dreaming of the goals we’d like to achieve, it’s worth remembering that success isn’t always as difficult as we might think.

We can’t climb a mountain without taking the first step, and after that, this immense goal is still achieved by putting one foot in front of each other.  Every goal is just a series of small steps, and small steps aren’t as difficult as fear may lead us to believe.

Maybe we can’t climb a mountain our first few tries, but maybe we can make it farther than we’d anticipated.  Maybe we can’t bike across the city with relative ease, but maybe we can make it to our favorite spot in town without (completely) exhausting ourselves.

Let’s remember that immense goals are just a number of small steps, and let’s start taking these steps now.  The climb may not be as difficult as we’d thought.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sandstone Floor

Path

Spring in the Rockies

Landscape and weather photography of a snow storm over Pikes Peak

So it’s Spring here in Colorado!  Although sprinkled with beautiful warm days, half the year is still a long time to have cold conditions when you’re a lover of warm weather!  At least we’re able to enjoy a great amount of sun year round.

Cold weather has made getting outside much harder.  Though, since spending more time in nature is a major goal, it’s definitely time to find more weather-appropriate clothes.

If we find ourselves avoiding the outdoors during Winter (and Spring), let’s get ourselves to the thrift shop to find some proper boots, coats, hats, and gloves, so we can bundle up and stay warm during this beautiful season.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of the snowy Rocky Mountains during sunset.

Winter Forest

Tree of Enlightenment

Although markedly different, this tree always makes me think of the bodhi tree that Buddha meditated beneath.

It’s an inspiration and reminder to get in touch with our spiritual side, and to not only seek, but enjoy silence and solitude.

Whether we meditate or not, let’s remember to make make cultivating calm and peace a priority in our lives.  Life is so much better when viewed from a place of mindfulness and gratitude~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Bliss of Solitude

Landscape photography of a single tree under a moody sky.