Heeeeey!!! Yeah, we loved to Colorado!! I know it has been FOR-EV-ERRRR since I wrote here. Apologies! We were in the thick of doing a last minute kitchen remodel and lots of other house stuff in order to get our house in West Virginia on the market. I’m so proud of what Joel (my husband for those of you that don’t know) and I did over the past few months. We kicked butt and I’m happy to say, we sold our house at quite a profit considering the market in that area. I miss my house that we poured so much blood, sweat and tears into but I’m happy there is a family living there who I know absolutely will love it like we did. We learned SOOOOO much from this house, honed some DIY skills, had a few failures, had even more successes and ZERO emergency room trips so I call it a big ‘ol WIN.
What? Why? Ohhhhh.
There have been a lot of questions about where, why and when we are moving and what is up?!? Joel and I has been discussing a possible move for a couple of years. We talked about Savannah, GA and even very briefly discussed moving back to Louisiana, where we both were born and raised. We ruled that one out pretty quickly. During this time of consideration, Joel was in school at a college in Colorado, getting his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health. I absolutely LOVED my job managing social media for a local farmer’s market (so much more than that, check out their site!) but as his graduation got closer and closer he received a job offer in Colorado that we had to really consider and after a lot of thought we decided to take it. This was not an easy, light-hearted decision.
A little history for you before I launch into things. Joel and I both come from very difficult, traumatic childhoods. His story is not mine to tell and I don’t know that now is the right time for me to tell mine here. But that is something I would like to eventually share. When we moved from Louisiana to West Virginia, I feel like we were running from the awfulness. It was an easy choice to move even though I was only 20 years old, had a 5 month old baby and had only been married for a month and a half. We had about $200 in our pocket, no jobs and no stable place to live. The decision to move thousands of miles away at that time was not a difficult one considering.
Once we were moved is when all the hard things happened. A story for another day 🙂 But you know what? Once we were in WV we worked, clawed, cried and fought our way out of the sad shape we were in, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. We may have been born and raised in Louisiana, but we grew up and grew TOGETHER in West Virginia. For 15 years this place was our home and is still what I consider home but I know home is a feeling more than a place.
Goodbye Is Hard.
There are MANY people along the way who loved and supported us. Leaving this place and these people broke my heart and the night before we left I got the coldest cold feet you can imagine. It still hurts but I truly feel like we have been led here by something much bigger than we are. We listened and we stepped out and I’m not going to pretend like it was easy or that it will be easy any time in the near future. We have 3 kiddos, 8 – 14- 16 who have only known West Virginia their entire lives. It is a sacrifice we have forced them to take but we truly believe it is a good decision for them and our entire family. I’m looking forward to new adventures with my family, new friends and hopefully a community connection that I so deeply crave.
We have been in Colorado for almost a month now and we have seen some absolutely gorgeous places, swam in huge holes at the bottom of a canyon, and experienced more wildlife than we ever thought possible! We are enjoying ourselves and currently living in an AirBnB – but more on that later when I can make the best announcement of ALL! We figured we were taking on this big risk of packing up and moving across the country, we might as well do something amazing. SOOOOOON I will tell you what it is but for now you can follow me on Instagram for some hints in my “Move to Colorado” stories.
I know consistency has been my nemesis here on the blog for most of the time it has existed. I would really love to change that and connect with all of you on more personal level and take you along on all of our DIY, Home Decor and Colorado adventures.
I’m feeling a revived energy to make my teeeensy tiny corner of the internet a place where people feel welcome and accepted.
I’d love to support you in making your home everything you dream of. That is within reach for every. single. one. of you. Let’s do this together, create a community that has a true connection with each other <3
If you live in Colorado send me a message, I’d love to get to know you and hear any local secrets you have to share!