At first glance, this photograph is of a single image. Yet, for me, this image represents five of my favorite things:
=> Traveling and exploring a new area. In this case, I had never been to Ely or the International Wolf Center before, and enjoyed being there and Duluth from February 23rd-26th.
=> Wildlife. I'm always excited to see wild birds and animals, especially when they are up close and I can see individual feathers or hairs....the detail of their eyes...or watch them breathing. Such little things, but ones that inspire me.
=> Spending time with Sophia and Olivia. We had so much fun driving to and from Ely; and going dog sledding and ice climbing. These type of memories are ones that I cherish; and I hope they do too, especially when they are older.
=> The outdoors. Being connected to nature and spending outdoors always lifts my spirits. I am so thankful that my parents encouraged me to spend time outside when I was young since that has continued well into adulthood.
=> Education. Learning about new subjects, and challenging myself to continually learn about things I don't know is rewarding. By homeschooling Sophia and Olivia, I am able to learn something each day. Taking field trips and visiting different organizations and businesses always results in learning new information.