Queen of Trades; Travel and Photography- Category [Life Stories]

Its always good to make small changes in your lifestyle. Some people really go head-on, like going from a meat-eater to a vegetarian. Others buy more organic products rather than having processed foods. Some even cut going out and learn how to cook for themselves. Sometimes small changes then lead to bigger changes which are good and always help when it becomes a healthier lifestyle. Being happy and healthy is key to being true to yourself and making sure that you are taken care of in the best way your know-how. For me, its been things like using my hydro flask instead of a water bottle, Using more organic soaps instead of having processed ones, cutting back on eating out and the carbs and even taking a break with sweets. Things like that help me in more ways than one and of course, help a little bit when it comes to the planet we live on. 

Recently I just purchased a reusable straw. I'm hoping to help reduce some plastic and make things easier for me. Now I'm not sure how good they actually are since I just got them but I am more than willing to try it out and see how it goes. I did hear that if you want them for smoothies, frappes, or thick drinks in general than they might not be as useful as you would like since they typically are harder to clean. Luckily I am not one of those people and just want it for when I go out to the bar or a restaurant. I will be sure to give my review later and tell you guys which brand I used in case you are interested in such things. 

What are some things you do to make your lifestyle easier/better? 

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A little while ago someone asked me if I would make prints of my pictures of the Northern Lights. The answer to your question is yes. I am going to make some sample prints and see if they are actually sellable. Right now I am trying to find a good company that is also reasonable when it comes to prints. To be honest, though, I am unsure of how expensive it will be. Once I know more I will make sure to update everybody on this forum and if you are interested in purchasing pictures then all you have to do is email me at and you will be the first to know how to get your hands on them. 

For now, though, enjoy these pictures of two Dogs I dog sat for a few days. The German Shepherd is Dakota and the Chocolate Lab is Hudson. Both dogs were quite the company and I had a blast taking the photos. Hudson was a little bit much for me but I still enjoyed taking photos as he played with himself and Dakota. The dog such is fun to watch. Dakota was just perfect for me and I loved every second of loving on her. Not only that but I enjoyed her amazingly beautiful eye color. What a beauty. 




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To be honest 2019 has not been what I expected it to be. I have gone through quite a lot this year and a lot of changes happened. Most of them have been for the better and for that I am always grateful. I went from working at a chocolate/fudge/ice cream shop to working at a climbing gym. I left someone that I was dating for nine and a half months because of the toxicity of our relationship and jumped into a different relationship entirely which has been amazing and has made me feel so good as a person. I bought a truck which I have never done before. To date, that is the biggest purchase I have made as an adult and I am pretty proud of myself for taking that step forward in my life. I've made a lot of quick trips with friends and because of that, I have grown as a person, traveler, and photographer. I've made friendships that I hope lasts for many years to come. I've even expanded my fitness and social circles and because of that, I feel like my personality has grown. Normally I am a loner but because of this job and climbing I Have expanding myself and I have learned a lot about myself as a person. 


Of course, I also did things that I haven't done before this year and I have been grateful for the opportunity to do them. There are so many things that I never imagined doing and so many places I got to visit and for that, I am eternally grateful. I'm not sure what the year 2020 will bring me but I am hopeful for what is to come my way. 

I hope for more trips, lots of fun times with friends and of course, some snuggles and adventures with the one I love. 

But we still have the rest of the month to experience to end 2019. 

Heres to drinking laughs, and lots of memories to look back on. 

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As some of you may know I have started working through Rover. Rover is an app where you can have people watch your dogs, watch your house, or both. You can even ask for someone to just stop by to walk your dogs and play with them while you are away for the day. The first time I used it I was unsure about how things would go considering that I had never used it before. SO as a precaution, I sent the address that I was going to my boyfriend just in case if something did happen and he didn't hear from me in a certain time frame. As it turns out the lady was super nice and things worked out well. The dogs were super well behaved, the house was super nice and clean and she provided everything I needed to be comfortable. As a bonus for her letting me stay and take care of her precious fur babies I left her a USB with all the photos I took of her precious dogs. 



She ended up giving me a 5-star review and told me that she would be hiring me again if she needed someone to watch the house and dogs again. Honestly, that makes me super happy and I feel honored that she would want me to watch them again. 

Right now I am watching other guys dogs but instead of staying at his place I am just dropping by three times a day to check on them, let them play, feed them and just tire them out. Now, these dogs are not as well behaved. They don't know commands as well but it seems that one of them has the gist of certain things I say. I'm not a huge fan of dogs that don't behave as well since it usually is harder to watch them and to be around them. They want to jump on you, they want to take whatever they want to chew on, typically they run off and don't come back and of course, it's difficult to judge what is the right call when it comes to discipline since dogs like that don't typically understand when you are upset with them. 

This one is only for a few days though and for that, I will gladly put up with the way they behave so that I can get the extra cash. I'm hoping that I may be able to use this to expand my way of making money and maybe use it as I travel around. So If you have pets and I end up in your state for a little while let me know and I will gladly watch your pets while you are away. 

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Today is the day that we all wait for. The day where it is appropriate to eat yourself stupid. You get nice, big, round bellies and wonder why you can't stop yourself from pigging out as much as possible. It literally is a holiday where all excuses go out the window. Luckily this year I don't have to work and I have the day off. So I can, of course, take my time going from one house to the other and I can even get a run in before all this food hits my mouth. I'm hoping that it will help you in some way and make me feel less guilty about eating myself into a food coma. 

Of course not only am I going back to my dad's place for food but I will also be going to my co-worker's places for a bonfire and more food. Really I'm pretty excited to see how things go and to have some fun with friends and family alike. 

I also know that the possibility of me being pretty drunk in the end is super high so I want to make sure that I get my exercise in before that happens. I'm not sure how bad it will be but I am hopeful that I will be able to restrain myself a little bit. If not...well....then I am sure I will have a nice long visit with the bathroom floor. Oh, joy. 

But besides all of that, I do want to say that I am thankful for quite a lot. I'm thankful for my job a the climbing gym, I'm thankful for good friends, and of course, I'm thankful for a wonderful boyfriend. I couldn't ask for anything more and even though a lot is changing I am still keeping my head high and sticking up for the positive vibe that I have been feeling since I got home from Iceland. There is something good right around the corner. Im not sure what it is, but it is there. 

With that being said I hope you guys all stay safe out there, enjoy your time with friends and family and remember....dont do anything too stupid. 

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