Turning Over a New Leaf

Gotta love all the nature metaphors out there πŸ™‚ Tomorrow is the first day at my new job. For those who know me well enough, you know that I have been looking forward to this moment for awhile now. I felt stuck at my last employer, and wanted to find an opportunity that would challenge me more. I have a good feeling that my new … Continue reading Turning Over a New Leaf

Hiking the Road to Recovery

I did it – my first “real” hike since finishing up physical therapy for my right knee, and my first hike of 2017! My first hike back did not disappoint. My roommate Lauren and I decided we wanted to go somewhere new. I hadn’t been to any hikes down south much, so we pick Almaden Quicksilver County Park, just southwest of San Jose. We started … Continue reading Hiking the Road to Recovery

Hume Lake, CA

Thank you to everyone who read, liked, and gave feedback to me on my first blog post! I just finished writing my second post below and realized I wrote a very long post again. Bear with me, I’m still trying to find my voice and format here, so I hope you guys don’t mind the storytime πŸ™‚ It’s been 3 months since my trip to … Continue reading Hume Lake, CA

New Year, New Adventures

Well, we are officially one week into 2017 – which boggles my mind.Β The end of the year flew by so quickly, especially since there was the birth of my nephew, my family coming to visit, me going home to Pennsylvania for Christmas & New Year’s, and then returning back to the bay to start work again. In the past couple of weeks I tried to … Continue reading New Year, New Adventures

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”

Aldo Leopold put it best – I am part of the some who need the wild in my life. Hi! My full name is Alishia Natiello, but you can just call me Leash πŸ™‚ I’m 25 years old, living in Mountain View, CA, and loving it. I decided to book a one-way ticket out here to the west coast in May 2015 as I had … Continue reading “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”