Living far away from home. It makes you reflect on and realize the things that truly matter, the things that make your heart sing, and the places from which you seek refuge and comfort.
This post comes from our blog intern, Monica!
The mountains are my comfort. They are walls of an ancient kingdom, surrounding the valley in which I was raised. Day after day, for over twenty years, finding inspiration was instant — all I would have to do was look up. I grew up roaming fields of wildflowers, hiking amongst crisp leaves and skiing on fresh blankets of snow. The mountains have always been one of my closest friends. We’ve grown together, flourished even, with seasons of the earth changing like the seasons of life.Each season brings a refreshingly mystical ambiance, but there is a little extra magic this time of year. That magic is everywhere and, although I may be a little biased, it is especially abundant in the mountains. Because of the high elevation, the leaves turn more quickly, with the colors changing practically overnight. Although the temperatures dip a bit lower, autumn feels warm. Not the kind of warmth that sets in around mid-July — the kind of warmth that lights a fire within my soul, unmatched during any other season, the kind of warmth that can’t be dulled by chilly weather. The kind of warmth found only in my home, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.
The mountains are a paradox — constantly reminding me of how small I am, while commanding me to stand tall and strong. They have taught me to appreciate the simple pleasures of life, to see beauty in things that others may not, to never stop exploring. Their beauty is endless, changing around every peak and hill. The mountains are my muse.
I’m a big believer in stepping outside of my comfort zone to learn, grow and explore. Although moving away from all I’ve ever known has pushed me to grow, I’ll always find comfort in the place where it all began. Finding myself in a place I’d lived for ages all started by simply going home.
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