Big Adventures; Little Life

The first time I realized how sad I was making myself while pining after all these grand adventures that I could not afford, I stopped. I re-evaluated. I realized that the only thing stopping me from having grand adventures daily was myself. There’s no need to travel thousands of miles when adventure is in your backyard. I had a whole ranch, a whole new part of Nebraska, or a whole city to explore no matter where I was, so I started having adventures. 

This is a photo from my ranch. I had all this and was feeling extremely ungrateful. That has since changed and now I appreciate the beauty of home every time I have a chance to make it back. 

Coyote hunting and fishing with my dad and my dog, Barley quickly became my favorite adventures to have on the ranch. 

While in school in Wayne, NE, I had made friends and instead of being bored we would drive around or travel to new places exploring the part of Nebraska we were unfamiliar with. 

Then, I moved to Lincoln, which is my longest adventure to date. I strive daily to try new things, explore new places, befriend new faces, and experience as much life as possible. 

Don’t wait for the adventure to happen, just go out and adventure. You get whatever you want to get out of life. 


Appreciate DeepLee

There’s this great hidden place in Lincoln that I was shown during my senior year of high school. Upon my arrival to Lincoln late last year, I knew I had to find it again, so with my best friend Khalie and my boyfriend Eddie in tow, I set off to find it by memory. It was a success, so here are some photos. 

Looking at these pictures now that I’ve settled into Lincoln reminds me that there’s new and beautiful things to see everywhere even if you can afford to travel far or to expensive places. Appreciate the little things around you, for every thing they’re worth, as fully, deeply, and passionately as possible. Life will be better, I promise. 


This is how I think about my Eddie. This is how I feel about my memories with him thus far. This is how I remember. This is the feeling in my heart when I look at these pictures. 

Bucket List Around the Planet

I like making lists, and I would like to do the following things;

-visit Thailand and see the elephant sanctuaries

-go snorkeling in Australia

-go zip-lining and surfing in Hawaii (again)

-get drunk in Ireland

-sit on the bench where Augustus and Hazel did in Amsterdam

-stay in the underwater hotel in Dubai

-save an elephants life in Africa

-visit ancient ruins in South America

-put a lock on that bridge in France

-visit family in Denmark

-visit Bethlehem

-make a friend in Canada

-ride a donkey in Greece

-go on a cruise anywhere

-stay at an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean

-visit all the national parks

-see castles in Scotland

-visit Sea Monster museum in Iceland