Posts tagged Peakfreaks
This past Saturday we took advantage of the mild weather, laced up our new Five Ten boots (thank you Trek Tech Blog!) and Columbia PeakFreaks (thank you Columbia!), and ventured to check out White Tank Mountain Regional Park.
The park consists of a variety of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, and horse riding. Not knowing exactly what we were getting ourselves into we went for one of the easier trails. With the overcast we were able to enjoy the trail a bit more and take it all in. We are truly surrounded by some magnificent scenery out here in Arizona.
D loved his new boots and I have to say I’m a pretty big fan of my Peakfreaks too. We hope to get MANY more miles in them and I’ll be sure to give detailed feedback on them here soon. But, so far, so good! Phoenix is actually in a valley and there seems to be a mountain every direction you look, so I have no worries that we’ll be heading out for more exploring in the future and put them through more rigorous testing.
Although we’ve had a blast out here in Phoenix, it’s not all fun and games. You know that I’ve always kept it real here on the blog and that will always be the case. As I stated previously, we’re still looking for firm jobs. One of the reasons for us to move across country was to pursue jobs in the fields which we are passionate about. Social media for me and music for David.
After countless applications for social media positions I have yet to get my foot in the door. While searching for these positions I have also included my current career, veterinary technology. Thankfully I’ve had a job offer and am in the process of securing another in the field of veterinary technology. I am grateful for the offers but would be lying if I said I wasn’t bummed for the lack of feedback in the field of social media.
D has also had multiple auditions with bands and found that they were thrilled with his talent. Unfortunately those opportunities are not something that we can live off of at this time. At this point he’s trying to figure out how to piece together his talent/passion and finding a regular day to day job that can fulfill our needs. Something that further compromises are situation is that although he is a veteran he has no formal post-secondary education other than a boilers license to run heating units…something that is of no help here in Arizona.
I know that this is all part of the adventure and we knew we were taking risks. We also know we have only been here a week, but it’s scary.
Keep on keeping on, right?
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)