We are happy to have Caroline Brooks, aka coloradomountainlove on Instagram, as a part of our Mountain Moon Ambassador family. She inspires us with her attitude, dedication to wellness and her family, and of course, those beautiful photographs on Instagram!
Caroline is a mother of 4 boys, wife, yogi, vegan & nature & mountain lover! She loves health & wellness, hiking, skiing, biking, yoga, superfoods, & Colorado!
MM: Your photos on Instagram are gorgeous! How did you become interested in photography?
CB: Thanks! I have always wanted to be a nature photographer. What could be better than spending a lot of time in nature capturing beautiful images?! I especially love John Fielder's work.
MM: What does a typical day in your life consist of?
CB: I love having a healthy lifestyle. I start the day with a green juice or smoothie followed by exercise. Makes me better physically & mentally. I rotate doing yoga, hiking, biking & trail running. That's the time I devote to me. The rest of my day is taking care of my family & meeting their needs. My two older boys are into pro scootering, so we are at the skatepark a lot. I like for us all to get outside everyday, so for the younger two, lots of trips to playgrounds or just playing outside. I try & watch the sunset every evening, so that means an evening walk or bike ride to enjoy it. I like to hike in the mountains with my husband as often as possible.
MM: What motivates you and keeps you going?
CB: Nature, my family, & trying to do my part to make this world a better place. I love the quote "Be the change you want to see in the world". Also, feeling my best while on this planet. I want to be the best version of myself, so that means taking good care of myself to be there for my family. I am passionate about healthy eating & living. Everyone should watch "Forks over Knives", "Food Matters" & "Cowspiracy". Life changing documentaries. It makes me have a sense of well being when I spend time outdoors hiking or skiing. Nothing makes me happier than being in the mountains. It is inspiring to be in nature & stand on top of a mountain or watch a sunrise or sunset.
MM: List a few of your bucket list items and tell why.
CB: I want to climb all the fourteeners in Colorado! I had never heard of "14ers" until moving to Colorado from Florida four years ago. Now I look forward to climbing a few each summer. I would like to visit Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies, Denali, & see the Auorora Borealis in Alaska. Nepal & Everest (don't want to climb it, just see it) would be amazing. I love to travel, so a trip to each continent would be nice! I love tropical beaches, so Tahiti & Bora Bora are on my list! I lived on an island in the Caribbean called Saba, so I would love to go back & visit more islands there. There is so much to see just in ColoRADo!
Thank you, Caroline, for embodying the Mountain Moon lifestyle!