It’s so much easier to work on a blog when you order a tea and not coffee. I feel like I can sit still a lot longer. Just saying.
Rewind to September.
I spent some time back in the UK before my flight home to California. My last night was in Oslo, Norway and I spent three hours in the airport with two french guys just laughing and having good conversation. They were getting upset that there was no smoking area once they pass security and you can tell it was unnerving them.
Then it was time to go.
I didn’t even rest my eyes on the entire flight. It was insane. A mixture of happiness and excitement. And caffine. After surviving my changeover at LAX, I was greeted by my emotional father and we grabbed an in-n-out burger and went home.
I spent some time in San fransisco and made several trips to Santa Cruz. I also caught up with friends in reno and saw the dawn patrol again , got bindings installed on my skis, and went home.
I also finally finished my ISSA personal trainer certificate and I currently work at a front desk of a gym hoping to get someone to give me some tips on actually being a trainer. And I get a free membership. So there’s that.
In October, I finally made my move to Bozeman, Montana.
It’s a really great place. I still had some time to get in some hikes, go to Yellowstone, and see the fall colors. I got the job at Bridger Bowl ski area as a ski technician and I get to set up skis for people and I got certified to do some minor mechanical work with them. I still need to get going on sone real skiing lessons so I can hike the ridge and do some real skiing!!! I also get really good discounts on some brands for gear. It’s hard to not browse at everything!
I love my job. It’s pretty brainless, low paid, and I ride a cold school bus everday to save on gas, but there’s something about it that doesn’t make me hate my alarm clock in the morning. It almost feels like traveling. There are still days (not often now that I’m busy!) That I sit and stare into space with this “Alice in wonderland” feeling. Like I never left. I’m back in the crowd of Americans trying to live their lives. No one thinks I have an accent. It’s ok.
Let’s talk about Bozeman.
It’s the one place that I am up with the fashion seen. Layering outdoor wear, exercise pants, and cozy shoes, coffee in hand (it better be local!) And hair that could have gone through a torpedo. There are so many local Owned shops, tons of breweries and coffee shops. It’s a really cool place. It’s a mixture of old and new. The architecture is pretty modern, and a lot of massive ranches line the highway up to the ski area. It’s 360 panoramic views of mountain ranges are amazing, and the sunsets/sunrises are good competition for ones I have been lucky to witness abroad. I feel like I need to do some research on bicycles for the summer because that’s how everyone gets around.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year!
I am currently working on my rough itinerary for 2016. Stay tuned 😆
(Taking a nap on a bench after fitting 50 children with ski boots)