It seems as if I’ve blinked, and seven years later here we are. Space and time is relative, yet so concrete when you step back from the trek up the mountain, and look at how far you’ve come; how high you’ve climbed.
Ironically, my move to Boulder coincided with my launch of this blog in August 2008.
You can find my first blog post when I moved to Boulder here. It was short and simple. I had no idea what was in store for me.
I had no job, no friends here, and nowhere to live. But deep in my gut, I knew I had landed where I needed to be.
Where I wanted to be.
I touted picking your place, and letting the rest fall into place over the years, and although it’s an idealist viewpoint it has held true for me.
Starting this blog – although it has been rather dormant the last few years – is one of the best things I’ve ever done. It launched my career, it’s how I found my first job, many friends and wonderful, meaningful relationships in my life, encouraged me to start Grace(full) Plate and my food writing, and ultimately, how I committed to keep writing year-after-year.
For that, I’ll always be thankful.
I think I had a Blackberry phone when I moved to Boulder, so the photo resolution isn’t strong, but I found this photo below which my mom took (my trusty side-kick) as I was actually driving West, with my car packed with everyone I owned, to make the move to Boulder.
I’m big into symbolism, and in general, feel very grateful for my time here. I’ve grown to love Colorado, and still feel like there are so many places and escapes to explore in this wonderful, colorful state. I think in some capacity, writing and blogging will always be a part of me. Even if I’m not here all the time, I purposefully keep the hosting and website up because it’s engrained into who I am. It has made me who I am.
So for now, here it stays.
I appreciate everyone who has been along for the journey, along the entire way and can’t wait for what it will be like even in one year from now.
Thanks Colorado for all you’ve given me.
I love your land and earth so deeply.