Becky

May I finally, formally introduce you all to Becky.

After 10 years in my Scion tC, I finally moved onto another car. Once a car enthusiast, always a car enthusiast, but my family has never been the type to go car hopping. We buy cars we like and we hang on to them for a long time (like a decade, or two, or more). Because of that fact, it took me 5 years to pick Becky. It's a commitment!

Basically, the car I wanted & needed, didn't exist. I loved the sporty 2-door look, but at some point, you just have to stop asking your friends to climb in the back seat. We're too old for that shit. At the same time, 5 years ago, I didn't think a car looked good, unless it was a 2 door sport car. My active life needed a 4wd SUV. 2-door sport cars don't usually go hand-in-hand with 4wd. I wanted electric, but I wanted power, without the price of a Tesla. Everything I wanted was completely opposite of each other, but time was running out & I was outgrowing my teenage car.  I'm not in the position to have 2 cars, so I had to find something that gave me a little bit of both.

Then, 2 years ago, Lexus released the Lexus NX F. Besides the Range Rover Evoque & and the Porsche Cayenne, I rarely thought SUVs looked good, because of their sheer size. The NX F intrigued me though.

Initially, when I told people I was thinking about getting A lexus, I suddenly learned that everyone "had an opinion."

The thing is though, they're not going to be driving the car, you are. They're not the ones paying for it, you are. It's not a secret that work a lot & I work hard for my money. I'm a car enthusiast, so chances are, that's where some of my money is going to go & I'm ok with that. So after 2 years of reading Kelly Blue Book reviews, for what felt like every SUV on the market right now, I went with Becky. Then on Valentine's Day 2017, she was  mine!

Here's to a good long run & many adventures with this sexy lady! Love, Jen

P.S. Totally worth it.

Lake 22

My Ankle 1 : Mountain 0

Today I went hiking for the first time since I sprained my ankle earlier this year. I've always had pretty stretchy ligaments (aka double jointed), so I had never sprained anything before. Now that I have, I have to be a little more cautious with that ankle, but I wasn't going to let it stop me!

Summer is finally here in Seattle, so I welcomed it by hiking up to Lake 22, on Mountain Loop Highway. I saw streams, waterfalls, rocky pathways, and slush galore. I wasn't fast, but I made it. I can still feel that my right ankle isn't quite up to par with my left, but I'm getting there. Can't wait to go again! Hope you're all having a great Sunday.

Love, Jen

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Coming Back to Youtube

It's been a long time coming.

Time & time again, I get messages & tweets, asking me when I will return to Youtube. To be honest, my efforts have only been an average of 1-2 videos a year, over the last 3 years. All that time though, I never put the camera down. I continued to take photos, blog & record video footage. The pictures went on my blog, but the videos seemed to pile up in a folder. That is, until now. I promise I've been busy, but where did my time go?

Besides towards the obvious of spending 2 out of the 12 months last year, traveling... I worked. Obviously the traveling costed money, but while it didn't actually cost me that much last year, I believe in working for what you want. When I wasn't traveling, I was working 50-70 hours a week, to finance my trips, my life, and my savings (which lead to Becky). Now I've finally gotten the opportunity to cut down my work hours & relax. With that said, I'm ready to use that newly available time, to get back on Youtube! Hope my first edit in awhile is enjoyable!