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They stopped telling me “No”

You know what’s crazy?

Leaving home at 2:00 in the morning after a 15.5 hour work day, simply because you realized Arches National Park was only a five hour drive away.

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You know what’s crazy?

Understanding the reason Colorado has the lowest percentage of obesity in the US is because you look outside at the mountains and say, gee, I wonder what it looks like from the peak of that… and then just go.

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You know what’s crazy?

Moving in with a family you met on Craigslist because you and the wife hit it off via a Skype conversation.

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You know what’s crazy?

Transplanting yourself on the hopes that someone you met three months earlier who said, “Yeah, I could get you a job.” was actually serious.

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You know what’s crazy?

Moving to another state where you don’t know anyone, for little reason more than, “I want to see mountains.”

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You know what’s crazy?

Watching the numbers in your bank account slowly creep upwards, and realizing your next international trip will be paid for in full before you even book the flight.

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You know what’s crazy?

Realizing folks from your hometown are utterly expecting you to move to another place before the year is up, when for the first time your game plan is longer.

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You know what’s crazy?

Realizing you’re not.

Hello, Denver. It is so very, very nice to meet you.

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I'm a small town girl, loving big cities and isolated mountains. I befriend every third person I meet, and then hide for hours trying to get my energy back. I'm a barista, a nomad, a college grad. I'm a twentysomething getting lost and finding myself again. It's a little crazy, but I kinda like this thing called life.

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