Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventure.
As a recent graduate of the 20’s, here’s a reflection of my (Kirsten’s) 30th birthday.
A Few Things that I Learned in my 20s:
- Encourage, congratulate, and be genuinely happy for other people. It’s so awesome to see those around you succeed, and you’ll totally have your time.
- The more I constantly give, the more I’ll constantly receive.
- Karma totally exists; watch yourself.
- Always take business seriously, and rarely ever take yourself seriously.
- Ask for help. Ask for help. Ask for help.
- Admit when you’ve done the stupidest thing ever, and then make a joke about it.
- McDonald’s is the devil. It’s never okay to eat. Ever.
- Tell the people you care about that you love them; tell them often. Even though it seems like they’ll never leave, they sure as hell won’t be around forever.
- Singing makes everything much, much better.
- Remember the things you did as a kid that made you the most happy? Now, go do them as an adult.
Yesterday, Steve and I (Kirsten) journeyed to Colorado Springs for the first time since moving to Colorado a year ago. Equipped with snacks, water, cameras, and a little dog, we hiked for a few hours throughout Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods is a registered National Natural Landmark located about an hour south of Denver on i25. There are about 15 miles’ worth of trails throughout the park, all of which outlined on a FREE map provided by the Visitor & Nature Center Information Desk. For our first trip, we stuck to the paved walkways and took note of interesting looking trails for next time. We couldn’t have asked for better weather!
Climbers are allowed in designated areas of the park with proper permits and equipment. Honestly, one of the coolest experiences at the park was watching climbers clench to the side of these massive, jagged rocks.
Garden of the Gods is a great place for all ages! The views are spectacular, and the hiking is amazing. There are all levels of trails throughout the park with maps posted throughout. Also, it’s a great workout for you and your furry friend, just remember to keep them on a leash at all times.
If you’re ever in the mood for being inspired by more of Colorado’s natural beauty, check out Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Visit their Visitor and Nature Center, climb the massively jagged rocks, or hike one of the several trails. They have tons of events relating to geology, tours, and more. Also, check out the other sights in the park, like Balanced Rock.