The planets have aligned and the clouds parted to reveal a golden opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Basically, my job was available in Denver so I applied. Husband and I have been scheming about moving to CO since we first got married.
We’re in the process of attaching little round price stickers to nearly everything we own. 7+ years of accumulated crap has been sifted, sorted, trashed, and assessed. You don’t quite understand how little all of your stuff really means to you until you have the prospect of having to pack and move it cross-country.
Colorado will be very much about us starting over – no, make that simply starting. I don’t want to start our lives surrounded with clutter and useless crap. I already knew what was important: Husband, Lily, the pets, the PS3, and our computers (I’m a realist). This is just solidifying my belief that stuff is just stuff. I’m looking forward to keeping life simple and minimalist.
We’ve been very comfortable here in Minneapolis. We have stable jobs, we’re surrounded by family, we’re able to pay our bills. But we both knew that the rest of the world is out there waiting for us.