Hi, welcome to my blog about my adventures as a 23 year old girl living in Upstate New York. I graduated college last year and took my first real job four hours away from my hometown of Collegeville, PA (a small suburb of Philadelphia) and moved to Albany, NY. A huge change like this is not one that I am used to, but I am learning the ropes of living on my own and truly finding what it means to be unapologetically myself. I’m slowly discovering the beauty of the mountains and all that New York and the surrounding areas have to offer. I would love for you to follow me along this trail of hiking, running, and self discovery through loving the part of the world that I am lucky enough to live in. I want to use this blog to document my travels, hikes, running goals and accomplishments, and random musings of my mind through writing and (amateur) photography. Feel free to check out my Instagram account to see more pictures of my adventures (@rachel_mackk). I hope you enjoy what I have to say and that you decide to stay for awhile.