Posts by Nicole Smith

Survivor, Papillary Thyroid Cancer

In the Mountains, I am Free

by Nicole Smith February 8, 2022

The golden sun warmed the brown and gray mountains. Short alpine grasses leaned into the wind and reached for oxygen at the high elevation, always finding a way to bloom. I was sitting in the passenger seat of my mom’s car with the windows rolled down, so I could take in the sweet smell of pines and the crisp Colorado air.