Here I am, getting ready to head back to school for the week after a weekend of hiking, cooking, and time spent with good people. I know this week will be no different than any week at school where I go to class and work, go for a run, and eat shitty food.
But change is coming. In two short weeks I will be on my way to California. On my way to living a truly unbound life. I will leave Colorado, where I have called home for almost 19 years. I will leave behind the majestic, snow-capped mountains, open plains, and rivers winding deep through the mounatins, for towering redwoods, rolling hills of lush green trees, dark forests, rivers and creeks that reach the ocean, and the cold coasts of Norther California. I will be on the farm, the most magical place I have ever been. I will be dancing with the buzzing bees, singing to the baby plants, and freeing my soul to roam as free as the birds roam the sky. I will have the opportunity to learn to kayak with incredbile people on beautiful rivers. I will be in a place to thrive and grow. I will be surrounded by honest, true people. I will be learning more everyday than I ever have in a classroom. I will truly begin my life unbound.
With all change, comes chaos. Chaos from finals, packing all my belongings, saying good-bye for now, to friends and family. I’m not sure what lies ahead for me, but I will continue to embrace the change; therefore, the chaos.
PC: Cody Connell Duo-kayaking the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River, CO
PC: Kaylan Miller Cañon City, CO
PC: Kaylan Miller Pauley Creek, CA
PC: Cody Connell Trinidad Beach, CA
PC: Kaylan Miller Redwood Forest, Redway, CA