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Hi Loves,

First of all, Hi how are you all? It has been forever since we last talked.

The last few weeks have been nothing short of a fast paced dream come true and I am only now getting my bearings on it all.

Trav and I have loved these mountains since we met. When we lived in Denver every single weekend I told him to take me to the mountains. Get me out of this city!

I climbed my first 14ner when I was 14 weeks pregnant.

We took many drives through these winding mountain roads for practically all of our “dates” while I was pregnant.

I had Nix and it became a family affair. I used to pack up my breast pump and bottles and batteries so we could go camping for a weekend. Ah the sounds of nature and a pump.

I went to yoga school in these mountains, every moment of freedom we were given we spent in these mountains and when we weren’t “free” we just took Nix with us. He probably loves the mountains more than we do.

My point is that Trav and I have had a special relationship with these mountains for 2 years now.

We spent so many days driving through mountain neighborhoods dreaming about our mountain house.

I couldn’t see how we could move straight from our one bedroom apartment to a mountain house (a nice one at least). I decided that if I couldn’t have a house in the mountains then we would Travel. I had big plans of traveling. It would have been great too. But somehow this magical world gave us a mountain house.

Now stop me if I start to ramble….lol jk you can’t and I am probably going to ramble.

To get how cool this house is you have to know a little bit more about me and Trav. Since we met and were just two young crazy idiots with no jobs living off of my tax return, we have known some basic laws about how the universe works. You get what you give. Your vibe attract your tribe. Karma. The law of attraction. What you think about you bring about. Feel good and good will come to you.

For the past 2 years Trav and I have been working harder than I have ever worked at anything on these principles. Now it goes much deeper than my explanation, but you get the gist. We cared about nothing more than keeping a positive attitude, no matter what, even in life’s hardest moments. We didn’t just talk the talk. We walked it. We walked it for a long time and relentlessly.

We meditate every day, eat healthy, spend time doing things we are absolutely crazy about, and it is working. (Financially speaking its working because Trav is a genius….but it wasn’t easy, and it took prep work.)

I kept a “Future Diary.” Every morning I would make a little diary entry about what the life I wanted was like. Sometimes we live on a beach and sometimes we lived in the mountains with a stream in the backyard, but the details of the house were usually the same-ish.

I wanted white walls and wood floors. I wanted more space but not too much space. I wanted our home to feel cozy. I wanted a place to paint, and a place for Trav to work with wood and other tinkerings. I wanted Nix to have plenty of his own space to play. I wanted Trav to have an office that was more closed off from the house so he could work and Nix and I could play with out disturbing him. I wanted a shower with a nice big white tub and a window in it so I could have a plant in there. I wanted a mud room. I wanted a window seat, and a place to do yoga. I wanted a yard but also to truly be in the mountains. We wanted solar panels and a well for water with a reverse osmosis filter for the drinking water. (Now we don’t have to buy our drinking water any more 🙂 ). I wanted windows….TONS of windows. I wanted a house I could fill with plants! I wanted a place to hang a hammock.

Every single thing I just mentioned above is in this house. The only thing this house doesn’t have is a fire place which is ok because it is literally perfect in every other way.

So ok big deal you found the perfect house…..guys….did you see those details? Do you know how hard it is to find a house in Boulder Canyon that has a yard? And a shower with a window? Do you know how hard it is to find a house in Boulder Canyon at all? Well unless you live in the area you probably don’t…..just trust me……it is hard.  Trav and I have only ever found one house in this area that we even wanted and it didn’t work out. We drove these roads hundreds of times and I never even noticed this house.

So if that doesn’t make it clear enough lets back track a little.

We are at our apartment and I am still planning on us traveling for a year when the lease is up. I thought the lease was up in August. We get a letter saying we have to be out by the end of May. So all our plans changed. We didn’t have time to figure the traveling thing out plus we are getting married in July. That moment I went to google to search for homes.

Guess what the first listing I clicked was……YUP!

This listing for this house was posted only 3 hours before I had found it…..3 hours.

A perfect house, perfectly affordable, in the perfect location. Oh and I haven’t even mentioned our perfect neighbors who are so incredible kind and willing to help us with our garden and have us over for dinner.

We can walk out our back door and hike the most beautiful country, fish the most beautiful stream,and see the most beautiful wild life. It is literally still hard for me to believe that we live here.

My point in writing this is not to brag, although I am very proud of this house and the life Trav and I are creating for Phoenix. My point in writing this is that dreams come true but you have to dream them first. I spent 4 years dreaming.Explicitly, actually day dreaming about what I wanted my life to look like. Trav and I spent two years feeling good in the midst of what most people would call a disaster. We had tunnel vision for each other and we only saw happiness and light, now we only have happiness and light.

You get to decide the life you live…..

This is meant to be a feel good piece but I always like to play the devils advocate. Sometimes it seems like life is hard and unfair and terrible. I am no stranger to that feeling. My last year of college was the worst year of my life. I went through horrendous things and I went through them pretty much alone. I did’t tell anyone and the details don’t matter now. That terrible horrendous year is the reason I came to Colorado. I started reading Don Miguel Ruiz, and The Secret and I decided right then and there that I wasn’t going to allow myself to spend my life, my one life like this. I wasn’t going to be a victim every again. I wasn’t going to feel sorry for myself or make excuses or blame other people. Even the people that victimized me. I decided I was responsible for it all. (Now please take this with a grain of salt. There is a difference between taking responsibility to better your life and blaming yourself. No blame, and no shame. ok?)

This idea that we are responsible for everything that happens in our lives made me feel like I had some say again. Like I could make a change and stop being the victim of life.

From that day forward I have been dreaming. I have been confident that my life will be exactly what I want. I wrote down the kind of man I wanted to marry. (It’s Travis with every single detail….seriously.) I wrote down the things I wanted to accomplish and experience and I am!

I had no plans. I had no idea how any of this would come about and that is the beauty. You don’t have to know. You have to simply dream and have unwavering confidence that you deserve that, that it is yours already. You have to know your self worth. That you were put on earth to live your highest life. To sing your song. We are not here to suffer and drag ass until the finish line for a reward. Live it up. Live up the entire journey. No waiting for retirement. DO it now!

This feels like my break out moment. The moment when I call it and then do it. Trav and I are building a crazy, exciting, thrilling, creative, adventurous life. And it’s finally here where everyone can see it. We have known it always. But it does feel good to show your work. For others to see that it works.

I have nothing but love for every single person reading this. This blog is my personal diary. I share it with the world because it helps me be more genuinely me. For whatever reason…it just helps me keep perspective.

If you want to jump into this kind of life style I reccomend any book by Don Miguel Ruiz, watch The Secret on Netflix, read Wayne Dyer, Osho’s “Creativity”, listen to Abraham Hicks, meditate, do yoga, and eat right. That is literally the blue print for feeling good. At least it was for me. And when I started doing this I was in a hole. A deep dark scary hole. You can do it. I promise.

Here are some pictures of the house! 🙂

 

 

 

Window in our shower!

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This little shed is my new art studio and even has electricity!

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Trav’s wood shop 🙂

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Hope you enjoyed a tour of our home 🙂

Love and Light 🙂

 

XOXO

Haley Anne