Whoa, how did two months pass since I last posted? Whoops… For all you new subscribers, howdy! Don’t worry, there’s not usually this much radio silence.
Not that I’ve laid around in traction or anything! Far from it.
It’s merely that Bend is the ultimate distraction. Turns out that 1) the city and surrounding area are an outdoor playground with too many potential sports and 2) everyone visits if you move here. Since January, athletic fun and constant guests conspired to leave minimal time for blogging.
Rather than writing, my creative outlet shifted to shooting and editing videos for Instagram on my phone with the Cameo app. My rule: a limit of 15 minutes for editing, which helped me avoid perfectionist tendencies that find me editing for untold hours. During March, I cranked out 10 of them.
It was easy to find material for quick, fun cuts thanks to 30 days of skiing this year (for my first season, I almost don’t suck!), plus rock climbing and mountain biking. Throw in a Portland road trip and a few days in Palm Springs for a wedding and where DOES the time go?
A declaration: April is my return to a regular posting schedule of at least a couple times per month. With the weather improving, I’m scheming some road trips, plus I’ve got some van-related posts brewing.
In the meantime, check out our recent shenanigans! Here are my favorite Instagram videos (all less than 60 seconds) from the last couple months, all edited on my iPhone using Cameo. Pick a few that sound interesting and crank the sound up!
–Powder skiing excellence (on March 30th!) at Mt Bachelor
-A great day volunteering at Harmony Farm Sanctuary near Bend. (Clearly I chose to shoot video instead of actually working…)
–Antics in the Palm Springs sun for a friend’s wedding – pool and diving board exploits, trail running, biking around town on a clunker Airbnb loaner bike, and other festivities!
-Pretending I can backcountry ski (Tumalo Mountain west of Bend)
-Double-whammy #BendFit adventure day full of climbing and mountain biking
-A glimpse of Chelsea shredding some turns at Bachelor
-A pivot to other sports after weather shut down a backcountry ski up/down Mt. St. Helens