Hello, World!

My name is Brianna and this blog is about my little family's outdoor adventures. There are four of us - myself, my husband, and our two dogs. I'm a graduate student right now, but this is my outlet from the day-to-day stress of that.

If someone were to ask me what my dream life looked like years ago when I was in high school, I would have said I saw myself trying to be the best in my field and dedicating most of my time to my academic work. But in the past few years, after leaving the apartment life behind, the opportunities of having a backyard have completely changed my perspective.

Now, I know that my absolute dream is to have a farmstead, a significant piece of land to grow my vegetables, give rescue farm animals a place to live out their days in peace, and room for my dogs to run free. I don't need designer products or a big house, in fact, I look forward to purchasing a fixer upper one day.

Do you know what the happiest part of my day is? It's when I'm outside, shoes off, watering or planting in the garden and I can look over and see my dogs fast asleep, sunning themselves alongside me. Nothing really compares to the feeling of seeing the first green shoots popping out from the land you prepped and the seeds you sowed.

It is in these moments of pure happiness that I know that I belong outdoors, coaxing life out of harsh desert earth. And honestly, I would leave my stressful academic life behind with a sigh of relief and smile on my face in a heartbeat, if I somehow was able to purchase land and grow enough to turn a profit.

But, until that time, I will just be a hobbyist. Planting, harvesting, hiking, camping, and just being outside however I can with my love and my dogs by my side.

I just want this blog to be a place where I can share my best outdoor experiences and learning moments with you all, and hopefully some of you will also share your passion with me!

So, here is to muddy paws, dusty roads, and growing seeds!