Yesterday, I took a break from life and headed out to Cottonwood Canyon for a hike. Since I moved to Bozeman in February, finding affordable housing has been difficult, to say the least. I’ve been back and forth between trying to rent and trying to buy a place. I thought I finally had it figured out and now it seems I am back to square one. On my hike, I was reminded of just why we pay the price (literally) to live here. Nature is right at our back door and it is absolutely gorgeous! As I came across an opening in the trail, I was taken back by the fields of wildflowers. So many colors and just rows and rows of flowers. It felt so peaceful and refreshing. I left feeling more grounded and a little more clear of why I continue to pay the price.