midwinter luck

It’s the end of the weekend, and here I am with a nice glass of wine (I’m talking pretty wine over here), with no Super Bowl in sight (#sorrynotsorry). What a weekend guys, it literally feels like it flew by because I had so much to do. Luckily, the sun was shining down both days and I took advantage of the beauty. Plus, I feel like more opportunities put me forward in life and I can’t wait to share them with you all. This solitude is starting to make me feel confidant on the decision to hunker down and work on myself and my schoolwork for the past month and a half, because it’s starting to feel like pieces are coming together. But first:

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can you guess what my favorite color is…?

Yeah, that’s right, I’m still working on my skiing skills. I’m still pretty basic, but I went out Saturday morning to the nearby cross-country skiing park in 15 degree weather, when no one was around. Due to that, I felt confident enough to ski and make mistakes without anyone watching. That’s something I’m trying to get over, honestly, because beginners should be able to make mistakes without judgement or fear of judgement. I’m a Capricorn though, which doesn’t mean much, but it does mean that I tend to err on the side of perfectionism in life and it bothers me when I’m still in the “practicing” stage of things. I like to feel accomplished when I’ve figured something out and I’m most certainly not there in regard to skiing. Based on my knees, I can definitely say that I’ve gotten over my fear of falling however, which truly feels amazing. It means I got over a fear, and feel comfortable in this new activity to try new things out. It’s not much because I’m still working on this new skill, but I’m having fun and I can’t wait to show off more pictures when I get better (at some very, very later date).

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Leelanau State Park, Michigan

Have any of you guys committed to a non-paid internship? I am 24 years old now and I’ve been working since I was 16 years old (except for this winter), so I’ve always had the mindset that I should be paid for any work I do. However, I interviewed with Global Treks and Adventures (based out of Minnesota) this weekend for a non-paid research internship over the summer. I would do remote research for about 3 months, based on wherever I am, and then I would pay to go to Iceland for 8 days in June. I would collect research on interviews with locals, and with my BS in Communications, that would be no problem. Then my research, along with the rest of the team’s research, would go into a brochure and a mobile app. With this experience, I would be able to add research and an actual publication to my resume, which would are huge opportunities. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Iceland, I’m pretty sure that’s always been at the top of my list. If you can’t tell, I kind of have an obsession with places where the snow always falls, the skies are always gray, and freshwater is in abundance. I’m really trying to justify paying for work, but I know I would love it if I received the opportunity. I am a Communications major trying to get into outdoor work and environmentalism, so I would really take any opportunity that gets m

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Lake Michigan is always a beauty.

On top of adventuring and interviewing, I also studied and passed one of my final exams. Now I have one left before graduating, so my fingers are crossed on this one (#Ihatecalculus). I’ve decided to start blogging for Millionaire’s Digest, so I can add another writing source to my resume, which I need. It’s also a pretty cool blog, kind of like “Thought Catalog” but for adults. Check it out at Millionaire’s Digest. I’m still trying to find some kind of remote work to supplement my activities for the rest of winter and the spring, so if you have any tips, please share them. I am going to keep on applying to remote blogging and writing positions until I hear back from at least one, but man this process feels disheartening sometimes. Regardless, I’m pretty sure I’m going to pull the plunge after this week, and I’m going to go up to Marquette, Michigan. I’ve got quite a few friends up there, and the location is just ideal for all the sports I like. I know my winter obsession will be fulfilled up there and it’s time to get back out in the real world, and get out of my comfort zone (and out of my parent’s cabin, finally). Blackrocks Brewery also produces my favorite beer, so it just makes sense. I also mastered my crow pose this weekend, which has me feeling top-notch in my yoga practice these days. As I’m figuring out my life, I wish you all a happy start to the week (and may Trump not ruin it #fingerscrossed)!

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  1. I see you love the snow and cold weather like me. Nice to meet a like minded traveller. Trouble is, I am caught living in a sub-tropical country fast becoming tropical.

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