My father and the love of my life drove up to pay me a visit in Ashland. What a special treat! I'm so thankful to have these two amazing souls in my life and to be able to share a little piece of my journey with them... And I love that I get my makeup, tweezers and sexy dress delivered for a day of indulgement. I have no shame about it.
When I look at the people I admire, I often think of who raised them. For better or worse, we owe so much of who we are to our parents. My father taught me how to be kind and optimistic. Some of the childhood struggles helped me become determined and brave. I'm not sure who I got the ceaseless need for adventure from, but I'm sure pops had a hand in that, too. And as for Chris, what a catch of a man. We celebrated our two year anniversary apart yesterday while I was back on trail. Every sunset I see, I'm wishing he was by my side. Nothing better in life than finding your partner in crime.
It sure was difficult to say goodbye, but this show must go on. Thanks for dropping me off and getting me past the fire closures safely. Love and miss you both dearly! Everyday now, I'm getting closer and closer to you.