Hello! My name is Alora and I am the passionate dog mom of two wonderful blue heelers. When I'm not writing or editing, I am probably outside hiking, camping, canoeing, or on some other adventure.
Mental Health Needs More Than Just an Awareness Month
Don't get me wrong, having a mental health awareness month is absolutely a step forward in the right direction. In fact, the first step to action is awareness. After all, you can't create an intervention or find a solution to a problem that you don't know about. You don't know what you don't know, am I right?
How do you know if a fawn has been abandoned by its mother? Just last summer, my partner and I were hiking on a lesser-known trail in the Black Hills National Forest. We were just driving through on one of our cross country adventures when we stumbled upon the trailhead and decided to take the chance to stretch our legs.
I wish I could say that this photo was taken on some grand, wild adventure. But alas, I met this incredibly talkative and cheeky macaw at the Naples Zoo in Florida. It wasn’t the first time we had met; I grew up visiting this zoo and there was always an assortment of rescued birds who called the zoo home.
Only at Low Tide
It was the eyes that unnerved her the most. The lifeless eyes that stared up into nothing but at everything all at once. They were cold. Dead. All the life that once existed had vanished.
I Licked Her Bread
When it comes to confessions, it doesn't get much better than revenge via saliva and soggy bread. We all have roommate drama. Whether it's because of a romantic interest, jealously, making too much noise early in the morning, or because the gossip got out of hand, it's almost always there. Well, mine was the toxic concoction of all of the above and more.
"I can't wait to finally meet you in person," I said while trying to make my cutest but also most seductive smile while simultaneously holding my phone in the most flattering angle. I didn't need Chris thinking my nose was any bigger than it actually was.
Green Chili is Supreme: Best Breakfast Burritos in Colorado
If you have ever been to Colorado, New Mexico, or the surrounding area, odds are you know the absolute magic of hatch green chili. You can't find this heavenly salsa anywhere else. And, no restaurant in all of Colorado does green chili better than Santiago's.
Why Is My Car Engine Meowing?
You came into our lives nearly 10 years ago, yet I still remember the day I found you like it was yesterday. At the time, I was still in high school and worked as a barista in our small hometown coffee shop. On this night, I was working late and closed the shop alone.