lots of exciting changes going on over here. some dietary changes which have helped boost my energy along with a road bike purchase. i've been traveling a lot (mostly to see this guy), applying to schools, and spending time in the mountains. i am so captured and mystified by nature lately and i'm not sure how i'm going to handle not living next to the mountains if i move out east for graduate school. but for now i'm captivated by the mountains whether its staring at them over my morning coffee or an afternoon spent hiking in them. mountains, you are wonderful and i think i love you more than (dare i say?) the ocean.