madisonchelsea Sleepy and a little hungover, we start our journey back home... But I downloaded Inside Out on my phone so how bad can it be? 2w

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madisonchelsea Maine: land of yards. I still can't believe they have beautiful green grass without even trying.... 2w

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madisonchelsea We slept in SO late today. It's crazy waking up somewhere without being greeted by sirens, trains, construction and honking horns.
I kept hitting Matthew around 6am, "turn your alarm off!!" It took me a while to realize those were just BIRDS! We've got to move to a neighborhood with more trees.
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madisonchelsea Yay we made it! .......to the east coast. Now, hopping on the bus to Portland. Travel is an exercise in patience :) 2w

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madisonchelsea One of those crazy days where you're about to head to the airport in the morning, and everything gets in your way of packing!
We had a clogged toilet, a dog with cactus paws, and a pet sitter with a sudden change of plans.
Normally those kind of surprises make me feel like my head is going to explode, but today I got to go climbing with @kelso_woodso and I'm feelin fiiiiiiiiine. Something about dangling a few hundred feet up in the air gives you perspective on surmountable daily struggles.
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madisonchelsea "There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
This photo was from Matthew's gig with @thedendrites on Wednesday. It's been such a busy week, I haven't been able to post until now! There were concerts, memorials, birthdays, drinking holidays, and spring allergies...plus, since we are heading to Maine soon, I've had to work extra to make up for everything I won't be able to do next week.
When we get back, my speed will be set to GO until the end of the summer with festival season coming up, work is going to be insane. But, of course, that's the reason I joined the @planet.bluegrass circus to begin with!
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madisonchelsea Ok I guess I have a website now. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ link in bio. 3w
  •   yourgreatestjoy Looks so good! 🏼 3w
  •   theski13 Just checked it out and what a beautiful website it is great work 3w
  •   wisconsinrealestate You have a good website! I love how you have to disclose secrets to enter. Fun. 🐈 2w
  •   nugs.love Yes! Very fun website! 2w

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madisonchelsea Whenever I post on Instagram, I first think "is my big sister going to make fun of me for being a hipster?" .

But I can't help it if I live in an art district and happen to drink coffee in the morning while I'm watering my house plants, and it's not my fault the east facing window has really great morning light!!! . love you @sincerelyfreakish
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madisonchelsea Ugh growing up is having two drinks and waking up feeling hungover. It's awesome. #not #cheapdate
I snapped this one on the way home from work the other day. My head hurts too much to try to tell a cute story, so I'll leave you with this: . Thanks, that is all.
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madisonchelsea For the first time since I participated in high school team sports, I've really hit my stride with being active. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a value of mine, but for many reasons over the last few years, I've really struggled with developing a habit of working out.
Recently, I gave my attitude a makeover and started anew. Rather than making allowances for myself, thinking things like: "well, you hate going to the gym, so if you make it twice this week, you can be proud," I've realized that the more you go, the more you go. Sometimes, it just takes the momentum of a little success to commit to an intimidating transformation.
This morning was my #LISS day, and rather than hitting the treadmill, I took my pooch on a walk. I've lived in my neighborhood for TEN MONTHS and this is the first time I've hit the Platte River Trail. I discovered a park just down the street that I didn't know existed.
I was so focused on weekend escapes to the mountains that I forgot to appreciate the magic in my own backyard.
1mon

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madisonchelsea Littlefoot: Have you ever seen the Great Valley?
Littlefoot's Mother: No.
Littlefoot: Well, how do you know it's really there?
Littlefoot's Mother: Some things you see with your eyes, others you see with your heart.
Littlefoot: I don't understand, Mother.
Littlefoot's Mother: You will, my son. You will.
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madisonchelsea Last time we were in Moab, Misty was still a puppy and needed to be carried through the tough parts of hikes.
This year, she ran circles around us and impressed us by discovering that she can rock climb...I'm so proud! #dogswhohike
1mon

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madisonchelsea Ok ok last one for today... ️ Moab was refreshing, and as always, so so beautiful. I've never seen the desert so green... I feel like I hit the "reset" button on life. When I'm at home in the city, there's constant stimulation. I love the excitement and am not ready to give it up...but every time I'm romping around in nature, the same thought creeps up on me: what if this was my life?

What if I could trade alarm clocks for sunrises, honking horns for bird calls, interstates for trails?
There are so many unique challenges to both lifestyles...for now, I'm happy with my hybrid blend of city life and outdoor adventure, but one day the scales are going to tip in favor of something more simple 🙃🏕
1mon

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madisonchelsea Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons:
It is to grow in the open air
And to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman
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madisonchelsea There's something about being in a remote place that makes all of your problems back home feel remote, too. Instead of worrying about the bills stacking up on the counter in Denver, I spent the weekend in Moab worrying about flash floods and hoping to achieve basic food safety minimums. 2mon

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madisonchelsea Rainy day drive to see my sister 2mon

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