It's all Scottish to Me

A documentary of my adventures abroad


That’s it. It’s been too long since I’ve been in this country. I need to explore. So when Angus and I talked about going to Thailand, my wanderlust exploded. We haven’t even finalized anything, or bought our tickets and I’ve already researched all the generalities of backpacking to Bangkok, the climbing areas, where to go, what to eat, etc etc. I’m already so excited, even though it’s months from now. I can’t help it. I love traveling. I love seeing the world from another person’s point of view. I love getting out of the comfort zone of Colorado and California. I signed up for the Chase Sapphire Credit Card recently, in hopes for it to further bolster my wanderlust. Hopefully I will get approved so I can start using it for free flights around the world! 

As you grow up, you realize that some things that used to matter to you, don’t matter so much. I love clothes, I love style. But I love the idea of hopping on a plane and seeing the world more, so I prioritize. And it’s never made me feel more motivated. 

You will be shocked, kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever.

That’s why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.

How I Met Your Mother  (via saintofsass)

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The One that Got Away

We never got to write down our to do list, so I thought I would write it down for us: 

  • New Belgium Brewery Tour
  • Coors Brewery Tour
  • Fort Collins
  • Eat a D’Deli in Golden
  • Red Rocks
  • Celestial Seasonings
  • Rockies baseball game
  • Hot springs
  • Climbing —> Indoors and outdoors
  • Boulder Dushanbe Tea House
  • The Movement climbing gym
  • Chautauqua park
  • Grizzly Rose
  • Bike around Wash Park
  • White Water Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Bowling
  • Do a 14er
  • Hanging Lake
  • Biking in the mountains
  • St. Mary’s Glacier cliff jumping
  • Canvas and Cocktails
  • Mud obstacle course race
  • Bike around Denver REI area
  • Shooting range
  • Estes park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sand Dunes
  • Tattered Cover Bookstore
  • Wakeboarding/boating
  • Camping
  • Build a Bike —> Singlespeed or Fixie 
  • Ramen/Pho
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Meet my family
  • Go to a speakeasy
  • Go to California 
  • SF
  • Boardwalk
  • Las Vegas 
  • Get Drunk
  • Be Happy 

We didn’t finish a couple things, but I guess that’s just another reason for you to come back :]. I miss you so so so much already, more than you can imagine. These last two months have flown by and I am so thankful to have you by my side. You have opened up my heart, my mind and my soul. I hope to see you soon, but until then, I’ll be missing you. 

The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.

Nicholas SparksThe Notebook (via feellng)

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You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.

—Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (via wordsnquotes)

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You know those days when you’re just pissed off at the world, whether it’s for a small reason or for no reason at all? Well, today is that day. I guess I have a valid reason to be angry/upset, but damn I just don’t even want to talk to anyone today. I guess I’m just stubborn enough to want to keep that anger going even though I really should just get over it. Guys are stupid. That’s really all I have to say. 

When you love something, you don’t threaten it. You don’t punish it. You fight for it. You take care of it. You put it first.

—Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation (via 94108)

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It’s been awhile

So I guess I should catch up on things. In the past couple months, I’ve had the pleasure to go to Nicaragua for a Global Health Brigades trip. There, I worked with the Ramos family in helping them build concrete floors in their house. I made friends with the locals, even with my limited spanish. Being there made me want to throw everything I had away and just live simply. However, the week rolled by and it was back to reality. 

I have been rock climbing quite often; about a couple times a week. I’ve gotten over my fear of falling and now my climbing has improved greatly. I’m flashing 5.10d’s on lead and projecting 5.11s on lead. However, I should also try to lift weights more to get stronger. 

In about 2 weeks from now, Angus will be in the United States. I’m so excited that half the time I can’t even contain myself. I just don’t know what I will do when he gets here. There is a good chance I may pounce on him at the airport. Hopefully security doesn’t kick us out haha. Part of me is afraid that he might get bored, considering that the first couple weeks I will be studying for the MCAT and working. But I’m glad I figured out plans for July. We will be traveling to California and to Vegas! And hopefully going to Aspen, and having tons of adventures. Adventures aside, I’m just happy to have him come visit. Just his presence will make me happy :]. Not to mention… he cooks DAMN GOOD FOOD. Anyways… 

It’s 12:45am, and my old lady self needs some sleep. I guess I should blog more often, to document my life. peace out homies