09 May, 2009
Three years ago I made a decision that would forever change my life. I left my home state of Washington and moved to Colorado. It feels like forever ago that I moved and have adapted to resort town living. Resort town living is not for everyone, it’s a lifestyle that can bring out the best or worst in people. What’s important is to find a place that works for you, that gives you a fun environment to live in and see if you enjoy it.
The unknown is scary, moving away from your friends and family to a place where you know few people is tough. When I packed up my life in Washington, I was moving to Colorado without a place to live, without a job and in debt to make the move. Within a month I had all of those, the place to live came first and then the job and the debt eventually went away. That’s not to say that the first year wasn’t tough because it was but a lot of it was transitioning and moving on.
By moving to a resort town, I happened to find friends who share the same passions and the need for snow. I can always spot a friend on the mountain, an acquaintance, a co-worker and end up making turns with them. Same goes from grocery stores, bars, really anywhere you go in town you are going to see someone you know.
This post is really directed to the many people who face the same decision I did. For me, moving opened up a whole new world of opportunities, I found a living doing something I enjoy, I found friends with the same passion I have, I have met new people and I have endured some hard times to get here but I’ve come out and tried something with no regrets. Who knows if this is my final destination…but the journey sure opened a lot of experiences and opportunity for fun along the way.