Welcome. I’m Natalie and I’m glad you stopped by. Much of what you will find are reflections rooted in the outdoors meant to encourage you (and me) to pause, ponder the path, and press on.
A few bits of information:
Hiking through the woods has taught me a lot about walking by faith.
I’m a conflicted outdoorsy type. That means that, while I find so much outside that helps me live well inside, I have a hard time walking past the to-do list to actually get out the door.
I live in Iowa, but Yellowstone has my heart. It shows up as a regular character in my writing and speaking.
I’m a reluctant hiker. It took more than twenty-five years for me to develop an appreciation for the trail. (Confession: While I love an inspiring view, I don’t relish the ups and downs involved with getting there.)
I like ridiculous shoes and impractical clothes. I’m happier in a skirt than jeans so I’ve always got my eye open for one that will stand up to the trail.
I’m a follower of Jesus, a wife, and a mom. These relationships set the tone and direction for my life and my days.
I’m easily overwhelmed. Pondering life outside helps me press on inside. Maybe it does the same for you?
Favorite things: Morning. Autumn. Silence. Lilacs. Daffodils. Snow. Conversation. These people.
Thanks for joining me here today. Take a look around. Click “Connect with Natalie” below to let me know you were here. I’d be pleased to meet you.