My favorite thing in New York was finally being able to get Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks…now that I live in “The-Middle-Of-Nowhere” Vermont, this has definitely changed. There isn’t really a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts close enough to drive to (pretty sure the closest is an hour away), so I’ve had to change gears a little bit. Because I live up in the mountains now, my favorite thing to do is go outside and take pictures. There’s so many beautiful colors all around me, and I love sharing them with everyone. Enjoy! <3.
“Today I’ll notice the uniqueness in the people around me. What makes each of us special?”
I found this quote in a book recently, and it kind of struck a chord in me…
What interesting people have you met in your life?
Since I’ve moved to Vermont, I’ve met a lot of people, and I think I’ve just kind of taken them at face value (I know I’ve realized some of them are a bit unique), but it didn’t strike me how amazing each one was until I was telling my friends back home about everyone…one of my friends said “Brittney, you’re so lucky. You meet the most amazing people.”
And it’s true. I’ve totally met, and had the pleasure of talking to, those people that other people always wonder about. I haven’t met the cliché of an old man placing flowers on a grave every morning, but I know the old couple that sits out on their porch…I know the woman that wanders through the trees and talks to them. And they’re all incredible people with incredible stories. Have you ever talked to this person? Over the next few days I’m going to be posting pictures and stories of some of these incredible people (and maybe even some places!), enjoy!!!
First, is Lu. She’s one of my co-workers up here in The Great NEK. When I first met her I found her a bit intimidating, because of the way she concentrates, believe it or not. She’s that person that frowns and stares intently at whatever she’s doing, and it makes you think “Oh God, did I do something to make her mad?” But she’s rarely ever in a bad mood. Lu is an ex-lawyer turned concierge specialist…yeah. She’s originally from Wisconsin, and than she moved to Minnesota for law school. She was actually pretty popular when she was at her first firm, and she made a good amount of money (I guess the old “lawyers are rich” was true in her case), BUT, she wasn’t happy. So after “X” amount of years in suits, meetings, cities and tall rise offices, she moved to Vermont. She works with me at the lodge now, and she loves it. We don’t make a lot, but she and I are both trying to live with the thought that, “as long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter how much money you make” (we’ll see how long that lasts before my school loans make my pocket tight).
Tell me about YOUR interesting people!
The place where I work is hosting a Women’s Retreat this weekend, and there’s a TON of activities that people can choose from to participate in…one of which is log rolling. I’d never seen it done before, and have never participated (pretty sure I would NOT be able to stay on the log), but I imagine the endurance needed is a lot.
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I couldn’t really decide on one picture, so I posted a couple…
I took this photo a while ago (as it’s WAY too cold right now to go out on the lakes), and now I have a reason to show it off! Enjoy!
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I chose this picture for music for a reason…the sound that a loon makes when it trills and wails, is absolutely incredible, and for those of us who love it, a gorgeous type of music.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of hearing this AMAZING animal, here’s a LINK where you can hear them. Enjoy!
Recently, the town I now live in held a Moose Festival, and they opened up the museum they keep above the library. Not many people know about this museum because they only open it about two or three times a year, so I grabbed the chance and got a TON of pictures.
Below are some of my favorites from logging. Most of the crews and people you see are from Van Dyke’s group.
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