Hiking in Kolob Canyons

During Labor Day Weekend, I found myself on a familiar trail. Hiking along a path in Kolob Canyons in the summer Utah sun, I began to have memories of walking through the water and viewing the spectacle of Zion National Park many years ago. Although many travelers’ Instagram accounts highlight Angels Landing or The Narrows, there is another side of Zion National Park that captured my interest this past weekend. Even though I hiked Kolob Canyons many years ago, I didn’t have vivid memories of it until I found my way back to the same trails and viewpoints during the holiday weekend. While I admire the spectacle of Zion National Park’s main entrance, Kolob Canyons has just as much to offer in terms of southern Utah’s incredible and incomparable scenery. If you don’t believe me, take a look at few of my photos from my visit. Continue Reading ›

33: The Best Year

Although most of my reading these days is confined to business textbooks, I recently started looking up other interests in light of my 33rd birthday. So far, I’ve come to enjoy my thirties, even more than I enjoyed my twenties. Listening to friends who are just on the cusp of entering their thirties, I sense their anticipation and recall feeling anxious as twenty-nine came to a close. During a conversation with one of my friends who is considering going back to school for a career change she mentioned, “If I start next year, by the time I’m done I’ll be thirty-two!” I replied, “Does it make you feel any better if I tell you I’m thirty-two and just started graduate school?” Turning any new leaf (or age) sounds intimidating, but each year feels more like an accomplishment instead of something to dread. According to Yahoo!, thirty-three seems to be the age people report being their best year. But, before I say “Goodbye” to thirty-two, I’m taking a look back at more to check off on My 30 List. Continue Reading ›