A few days ago I turned 30. Mia surprised me with a Birthday Week Advent Calendar that culminated in a trip to Ken’s Cabin up Boreas Pass Road. It was a glorious three days of celebrating together and taking a little adventure right in our backyard. The mountains put on quite a show with a watercolor sunset that gave way to clear starry skies. A fitting send off to my 20’s. As I stepped into the cabin Sunday night, I felt ready to take on the adventures and challenges of a new decade. We didn’t see another soul until we were headed out Tuesday afternoon. It was a refreshing birthday miracle to be miles from town and slow life down.
Hut trips have become a winter tradition. Time melts away and life gets really simple. Where will I sleep? What will I eat? How will I spend the moments between tending the fire? It feels good to do the work of life. There is purpose and satisfaction in focusing on one thing at a time. It’s a good reminder that a simple life is fulfilling.
Thanks for the best wishes and thanks to Mia for a wonderful birthday week!