During my little "life sabbatical" I made a week long pit-stop in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This is where I grew up and I couldn't be more grateful for the awesome childhood here. It sparked so much creativity being able to get lost in the hills. We have a cabin out in the heart of the hills - Mystic, SD. I spent some time up there hiking and trail running. They also opened an awesome microbrewery in Hill City. My Mom and I spent a few evenings at Miner Brewing Co. If you're ever in the area I suggest romping around the hills and checking out Miner.
Also, I'm happy to report I've made it to Austin! I'm slowing moving into my place and getting the lay of the land. I have already ate at so many killer restaurants. Seriously, living in Austin is going to be a blast!