I’m Moving?!?

Many of you know that I love traveling. I love roadtripping, experiencing new things, whether that be a new destination, new food, anything really. I also really love photography, which you know if you have been following my journey.

One of my most favorite places ever is Yellowstone National Park. I have visited this piece of heaven like 4 times. And every single time I find something new to explore.

The last time I was there was the end of September/beginning of October of 2015. My family had never been there during this time of year and it just perfectly lined up so that we could go for my mom’s birthday. Another amazing thing that happened to occur during our time in Yellowstone was the blood moon. We actually didn’t really know about it, but a lady who worked in the park told us that it would be perfect conditions to view it in the park.

We continued driving around the park that day and happened to run into some photographers on one of our little expeditions. We happened to be in Lamar Valley when the blood moon came up. It was the most perfect setting anyone could have imagined. Sitting under the stars, listening to the wolves, among many other photographers, just as the moon emerged from behind a mountain ridge. The sight of the trees in front of the moon was once in a lifetime. You could not plan a more perfect night to be in Lamar Valley.

 

here’s a photo I captured of the blood moon

 

Ever since we left I have wanted to go back. Even though I love Oklahoma, there is just something about the mountains. I don’t really know how to explain it and I understand it’s not for everyone. But it is for me and I couldn’t imagine what it must feel like to live there.

Welp. I am going to know soon enough. Recently I quit my job to pursue my dream. Travel and photography.

I have earned a job in Grant Village in Yellowstone National Park. I will be living in the park, working in a general store, and living my dream. The thought of living in the most beautiful place on earth (at least to me) is just magical. I could not have asked for a more perfect opportunity. Everything seemed to work out just right. I put my two weeks in on a Tuesday and that Thursday I got a phone call for an interview. I will be moving to Wyoming in late May, after the semester ends. I will be working through the summer, until September 18. Due to this job I will be taking online classes.

I am currently trying to wrap my head around the fact that I will be living with bears and elk as my neighbors. Being able to wake up and walk out my front door into my dream. Being able to hike and take photos on my off days and being within roadtrip distance from many other national parks and CANADA. My bucketlist for next summer has grown massively since I have gotten this magnificent opportunity.

The Lord works in mysterious ways. A year ago I would’ve never even THOUGHT that I would be moving to Wyoming.

Even though I am going to miss all of my friends and family here in Oklahoma, I am so excited to move to the mountains, finally…

here’s a photo I took between Cody, WY and Yellowstone last year.

That being said, you better be prepared for a ton of photos and I will hopefully be starting a YouTube channel..

I can’t wait to share my adventures with you all.

 

Much love,

-Ash

 

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One Reply to “I’m Moving?!?”

  1. I am so excited for you and will be following you on your newest adventure!!

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