5-25-16

Hi dolls, I have been working on my Goddess Garden every free moment I get. I am firery about it. Becoming a mother tapped me […]

5-16-16

hey sweet loves, We got home late Saturday night from Florida and got settled back in yesterday. 10 days away from home is a long […]

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5-4-16

Hi Yall 😉   Man does it feel good to have that story done and published! (If you haven’t read it yet you can click here […]

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4-28-16

Hi Lovers, Nothing too exciting to report. Just writing to say hello. Also sometimes I just need to write to clear my thoughts. My mind […]

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4-23-16

hi dolls, I just finished writing a piece for an online magazine. They asked me to write about my experience living in the mountains etc. […]

9-22-15

Hi lovas,

So my house is somewhat put back together…..still a mound of laundry that I need to hang up but I will do that today….I hope ha.

Sunday we went to the mountains. We had been away for 9 days….the longest I have been away from the mountains in a very very long time. There is something about those mountains. I just don’t think I could ever leave them. I know I probably sound like a crazy person but people in Colorado who frequent the mountains totally know what I am talking about. I legit have a relationship with those giants. The minute I enter into their hugeness I always feel better. They are cleansing. They are almost like a religious practice. I run to them any time I am feeling any negative emotion. When Trav and I get into a fight we go there. When Phoenix is crabby and having a hard day, we go there. There is something about those mountains…

This is why I just can’t see myself getting married anywhere else. I don’t mean take pictures in the mountains and then go inside to a reception hall. I mean Trav and I standing in a forest surrounded by friends and family getting married IN the mountains.  Logistically I am still trying to make this work. Who knows what will actually end up happening but know that what I want is a forest fairytale from start to finish.

My sister sent me this quote yesterday and it just really stuck with me,

“Your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest – thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.” – Beau Taplin (Author of Wild Heart)

That quote is so freeing and true and just makes me feel warm inside. Growing up Catholic we were constantly told that our bodies were temples and it was very confusing for me, especially as a young girl who is already being told a BILLION things about her body. Why does everyone think they know what a girl should be doing with her body except for the girl? Ha thats a whole other topic….I digress. Temples are so fragile feeling, and they seem to have so many rules. I just hated thinking that my body was a temple.

The forest and mountains are like a rebirth. After you enter them you leave different every time. Sometimes in a big way and sometimes in a very small way. No matter what they change you. They are strong and ever lasting the cruelties of the planet. Fires are only a part of their story, not the end. Many forests have burned and regrown and burned again in their history. Its a cycle and the forest prevails. I love what this says about a marriage and what it means for Trav and I. Hardships are inevitable, how you think about it and handle it, is what makes you (your relationship) a temple or a forest. I want to be a forest.

SO cross your fingers that I somehow make my fantasy a reality for this wedding.

Today Phoenix has his 9 month check up. I am so excited to see how much he weighs haha. It’s a weird thing to be excited about but it is so fun to see how much he grows and to see how much weight I’ve been lifting 😉

The rest of the day I will be studying my sanskrit words for yoga school and reading. I just love being back in school again….I get to make flashcards again!!

Hope you are all feeling happy and whole

XOXO

Haley Anne