In the spirit of November/the holidays/Thanksgiving, and for the sake of mental health and positivity, I’ve been taking more time to think about the things I’m thankful for. Pretty high on that list is the state I now live in. So today, I give you: Colorado.
I don’t think there are too many places I could live right now that would satisfy my thirst for the new, different, and challenging, but also give me comfort on a daily basis.
On the “new/different” side: just last weekend I climbed a small mountain, and this weekend I was exploring an archaeological area dating 64 million years old- and both were within 2 hours of my front door! My thirst for adventure and exploring is quenched by the endless trails, views, breweries, road trips, etc. that fill my weekends and photo storage on my phone.
On the “comfort” side: I’m thankful for the friends I have and have made here, my roommates who made my move almost too easy (and they have cats!!), and my job I look forward to working every day. And that is simply the beginning.
There’s Dunkin Donuts and 14ers, there’s easily navigable public transportation and black diamond skiing. [Note: To be clear, I’m not saying I’m about to ski black diamonds, but hey, they’re there.] There’s Rockies games and snow in July, there’s Red Rocks and camping and zip-lining through mountains. The list goes on, and on, and on, and on…
So Colorado, I thank you for all of the above, and for being my source of adventure for the foreseeable future. Lord knows if I’ll stay here forever (heck, does anyone really know where they’ll end up?), but for now, I can rest easy knowing I wouldn’t have it any other way.