About

Biologist, yogi, explorer, mountain climber, amateur photographer, water color maker, art and fashion and beauty lover!

Turtle wrangler: me at work
Turtle wrangler: me at work
Owls too.
Owls too.

The short story of me is I like alot of things. I have many hobbies, I would rather know a little bit about a great deal of things than be proficient at any one thing. That said there are certainly themes in my interests. I love the outdoors and it has opened many doors to me, Ill try anything new as long as I get to be outside and the majority of my interest are linked to this. Luckily I am able to work in a field I am passionate about. Working as a biologist and land manager has been one of the most physically and mentally challenging parts of my life, some days I hate it, some days I cant believe how lucky I am. Like any other 9-5 job I find myself wishing I had more time to explore the other interest I have in my life, this blog is a space for that expression.

I live to be dirty. Get your mind out of the gutter its not “that” type of blog. I work outside for a living, all week I’m getting my hands dirty planting native plants, removing non-natives, trapping turtles, and mammals, and owls. You think I would just want a nice long shower at the end of the week. Instead I typically head out of town on Friday nights to spend a shower-less weekend someplace beautiful. Dirt, nature, bug spray. I am always looking for new hikes to do, new places to explore that are ripe with the opportunity for misadventures.

Yoga saves my soul, it started as a way to help heal some old wounds, physical and emotional. Since I started my practice I have wanted to share it with others. I finished my yoga teacher training in 2013 and have been teaching at the cutest little downtown studio since then.

Moonlighting as a yoga teacher
Moonlighting as a yoga teacher

I’ve loved photography since I was old enough to open the pages of a National Geographic. My Memere used to have stacks of the magazine in her house and I would spend hours looking at all the photos, each image invoking a emotional response in my young mind. Soon after I stole my moms old Olympus SLR and ran around taking horrible portraits of peoples’ feet and out of focus pictures of flowers, artsy I know. I’ve always had an easier time expressing myself though images. On all my travels I have a camera handy. Although a photo could never sum up the sunset over red rock canyons or the feel of the sea breeze in your hair as a fog rolls in, I’ve always tried to capture these moments in film.

I believe we don’t have to be just one thing in this life. Life is just a hiccup really and I want to fill mine with as many new experiences as possible. I don’t have time to worry about if Ill be good at something, I just want to do it. I may get dirt under my finger nails on the way but I will climb that philosophical mountain called life taking bomb ass pictures on my way and rocking a handstand on the top.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. I find we have much in common. 🙂 Excited to dig into your writing!

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    1. betsydionne says:

      Thank you!

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    2. betsydionne says:

      Ive been checking out your blog its great!

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  2. Aww thanks Betsy. Glad you’re enjoying. 🙂

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  3. Michelle Schumacher says:

    I am so happy I found this blog. I am a yogi biology student and I am having a hard time figuring out how everything will come together or what the heck I am supposed to be doing! You are very inspiring, thank you for sharing!

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    1. betsydionne says:

      Thank you for the kind words! It’s definitely hard to find a balance between work, yoga and adventure time! I’m glad you like the blog❤️

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    1. betsydionne says:

      Thanks!

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