A Valentine’s Day Love Letter to Montana

You guys, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. And with its impending arrival, I’ve got to share a few of my feelings with you. You see, I’ve always been a believer in telling people how you feel about them. And while Montana isn’t a person, the big sky state is something that’s been a large part of my 30+ years. It’s a place that makes me feel at peace, lets my soul run free and doesn’t care if my hair is (almost always) messy. It’s here—living, working and playing—under Montana’s big blue sky that I feel like the best version of myself. But instead of just telling you how I feel about Montana, I thought it best to write her a love letter and not only tell, but show the reasons, why I love her.

Dear Montana, you’ve been charming the socks off me lately. Like any good love, you make me fall for you more every year…continually courting me with your perfectly blue skies, snow-capped mountains and stunning sunsets. I just cannot get enough of you.

In the past few weeks, these are the types of Montana moments you’ve been giving me…

The Mission Mountains on a perfectly clear January day.

The Mission Mountains on a perfectly clear January day.

Blue sky in the winter is good for my soul.

Blue sky in the winter is good for my soul.

Twilight over Missoula's Clark Fork River.

Twilight over Missoula’s Clark Fork River.

A backroad near St. Ignatius.

A backroad near St. Ignatius.

A quiet reverence on the waters of Flathead Lake.

A quiet reverence on the waters of Flathead Lake.

One of the most jaw-dropping sunsets I've ever seen.

One of the most jaw-dropping sunsets I’ve ever seen.

And for that, my Montana, I thank you. Thank you for helping me recognize that there is beauty, adventure and peace all around, if I only look.

xo,
TT

PS: If you love someone, tell them. Don’t keep that stuff a secret.

2 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Day Love Letter to Montana

  1. Mokihana

    We’ve made three road trips to Montana since 2009 and can’t wait to go back again. I’m an island girl, used to lots of ocean around me… yet Montana calls me back, over and over.

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    1. tiatroy Post author

      I’m so glad to hear you keep coming back! Montana is a pretty special place…once you should return to often. 🙂

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