When the time had come for us to leave, I didn't want to. How could I leave this sky? these signs that were so foreign to a southern California girl...On our way out of Jackson, my husband and I stopped at a local coffee shop to fuel our energy before the long, 2 day drive. As he was looking through the paper, he started pointing out different job openings and house rentals as a joke... but that's when it hit us... we could live here if we wanted. We had the option. So exciting and scary all at once.
And so we left with the renewed hope that we'd be back. We took a different route home that was much more beautiful than our drive there.
Entering Idaho... I love my husband :)Somewhere by the border of Utah and Idaho... we drove by this lake full of sailboats. I felt like we were somewhere in the CaribbeanOur drive through Utah was gorgeous. It's really one of the most beautiful states... from Monument Valley to the lush, green mountains- it's inspiringI especially loved all the rain and thunderstorms we hitThis is right by Zion National Park- one of my most favorite national parks everAnd the Virgin Gorda- through here and a little ways down is Vegas- and in there the drive turns from absolutely beautiful to not so pretty- and thus the pictures end.
When Danny and I drove into our city later the next day, I realized I was no longer home. I tried to look at our city as an outsider would, somebody visiting for the first time- and I couldn't see the appeal... for us that is. This was not where I wanted to live. And so over the next few months we thought and prayed over what to do. We went back and forth... because leaving everyone and everything you know is a very big thing. We wanted to make sure we weren't being foolish and that we weren't trying to escape the reality of "grown up" life.
But in the end, we realized this was the right thing for us to do. We would go on a grand adventure together and move to Wyoming. We would live consciously and with purpose. And we would go together. And now 1 year later, we are making the move. It took longer than we expected, but we did it, and I cannot wait. :)
Have you ever gone on a trip that changed you in some way or another? Where is your dream location to live?
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