two months ago I took a temporary leave from blogging because we moved to the heart of the city we grew up in. then I came back to the blog and disappeared again, this time we've moved yet again. this move was a bigger deal with greater opportunity wrapped up in a whole lot of paperwork and fear. we quit our jobs, left our loft in the city, bought a cute dog and moved 5 hours from our families into the country. and here is why. . .
we were very comfortable in our hometown, just miles from both of our families and surrounded by friends. we lived in the loft of my dreams above the greatest coffee shop in town and were thoroughly happy people. we were happy alright, but we were stagnant. being uninspired, unmotivated and complacent were traits Josh and I vowed to never become stuck in. we needed a pick-me-up, a reboost, an adventure so we set out west to find it.
we originally stopped in Goodland last month to visit one of my dearest friends and her husband on our way to celebrate our 1 year anniversary in Colorado. we felt so inspired by the small, close-knit community in the city and planned to move there without jobs simply for some spice and adventure. oh how i was ready to be inspired again! during our stay our friends would jokingly try to convince us to move to Goodland. we just hadn't told them we were already convinced...
when we pulled away from the city and headed toward Colorado we were already calling it our new home and started looking for houses online. while we were in Colorado we talked and dreamed about a simpler, lower maintenance lifestyle in the country. we joked about the small town people we'd become and threw out all the silly country terminology we knew. we dreamed about the real possibility of finally having a dog and something we could 'raise' together. and by the time we left Colorado, we had decided that we were moving to Goodland within the month.
on our way home from Colorado we stopped back through Goodland to have dinner with our friends and share our exciting news with them (although I don't think they thought we were quite serious). they began helping Josh find a job and within two days he had one! not just any job, a career path type of dream job for a guy like Josh working with Apple computers in a school district that is Mac powered. once he accepted the job we contacted our landlord and asked them to begin showing our loft. we turned off our power, cancelled our memberships, changed our address, packed up our house and set out for the country.
we utterly love it out here! everyone waves at each other as they pass on the road. people ride their bikes to the main street drag and gather under the cool mountain air nights. the ice cream parlor sells homemade ice cream, not that cheap stuff. AND my best friend lives here! AND we picked up a little baby boston terrier on our way!