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Thursday, March 26, 2015

leaving? no thank you.













I’m the kind of girl who likes to go places and see new things, but I’m also the kind of girl who gets attached and somehow carries a piece of every place inside her. It can be exhausting, having your heart in a hundred different places and now I’m sure Colorado has an even bigger piece. Not sure if it’s all that practical (pshh, who cares about practicality anyway), but the mountains make something inside you come alive that you didn’t even know was there before. And for those of you who think Kentucky has mountains: no, we do not have mountains, we have hills. (Yes, they are beautiful bluegrass hills but they are not mountains.) Kentucky will still have the biggest part of me, though there are places that have almost as much of me and not even half the amount of time spent there. 

Okay, I need to stop talking about pieces of my heart and all the countless places its in before things get confusing. For now just look at how pretty everything is in Colorado. The sunsets here are the best, I swear. Tomorrow we leave (Kansas, bleehh) but I think I’m ready to come back to regular life. Maybe. 

If ya want, in the comment section below, name some places you’ve left your heart in. I’d love to hear! 


9 comments:

  1. so, hey, if you ever want to come live with me for a few months or whatever, I totally wouldn't mind. I may be a tad biased, but Colorado is my favorite (and you guys hit some of my very favorite places in the southern part, wolf creek pass is incredible!) and I totally agree our sunsets are first class. (I'm also obsessed with the third photo. perf)

    also, your thing with places you've left your heart in, I so get it. I think two places I would move to in a heartbeat would be Oregon and Northern California. My cousins live in Oregon and both times I've visited, I've absolutely fallen in love with that state (and they don't even live in the best part. ;) ) And my family went on a trip to the Redwoods + Coast in Northern Cali two summers ago and I want to go back so so badly. I always thought I'm more of a mountain girl instead of a beach girl, but the west coast has it down-- trees, rocks, rainy weather, the ocean, and cool temperatures. It's basically the best of both worlds.
    (and now that I've basically written the first chapter of a novel, I'm going to stop.)

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    1. Colorado is my new favorite so it's all good. ;) and novel comments about places you've been are fun to read so don't apologize!

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  2. Colorado. Is. Beautiful.
    Seriously. We sometimes visit up in the mountains. :)

    For me, moving up North was a little weird. I love it now, but I do find some forgotten nostalgia whenever we're able to get back south. :)

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    1. The south is wonderful, too. I guess Kentucky is considered south? It's sorta in between. Basically I can't make up my mind and love every place.

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  3. gotta agree with you -- Kentucky doesn't have mountains!! I would consider Kentucky to be south, but then, I'm from California, and I've never lived in the deep south. ;) I love Colorado, too! So beautiful!!! I have to agree with Marcia, though. The west coast kinda has it all. I don't think anything can ever really top my home town, though. I miss it all so much -- sunsets over the water, the friendly giant fans, surfing, huge, beautiful trees, mountains, the cutest towns...anyway, favorite place? Santa Cruz!! (: But I also love San Francisco (and New York has some great attractions, too...) :)

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  4. Whatttt I love Kansas!! ;) (my birthplace)

    I am a Kentucky girl through and through ;). But I have an intense fascination with London and I am super super excited for college in Texas as well.

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  5. colorado leaves me breathless!!! these stills are beautiful, kendra! xx

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  6. I know this is super late to be commenting hahaha but i just want to say that the way you see light is amazing. I love that you can capture the way the light is bursting through the trees and the rays of sun are streaking through the sky or the way there's tiny bits of sunlight reflecting in the water drops on the trees or how the sun touches the mountains. Never stop creating and never stop chasing light. :)

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    1. P.S. gotta love my super old profile picture RAL

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