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to do. to see. to hear. to love

 

sooooooooo… i did it. i signed a lease in colorado, and this is my new home. i am excited, nervous, confused, sentimental, and excited all over again. how did i get to this place?, i have now been asking myself. it has finally hit me what all this drive, complaining, and contemplation has done…it will change my life. well, for 6 months at least. i signed a six month lease, just in case it turns out i am not a country girl ( or i can’t find a job). i am looking at it like a 6 month adventure. i have daydreamed of living somewhere like this for a long time now. probably, since i was in college.

it is a charming property that sits on the big thompson river between estes park and loveland, colorado. the topography on the county road to get there is stunning. it reminds me of a cross between new mexico, utah, and colorado.  perfection.  there are three houses on the property so, i won’t be completely alone…and across the river live some very nice neighbors.the landlord is amazing, and the neighbor a handy man (probably good for a girl moving from LA to middle of nowhere!) the sweetest couple came over in their vintage 1930’s truck to say hello…and i fell in love with them immediately. i have a fireplace, a small room for my art, a river to fish in, a garden to plant in, a field for wylie to run in, the sounds of rushing water, and inspiration all around me. down the street is a gem & mineral store (i mean could that be any more perfect?), a shack of a coffee shop, a native american trading post,colorado cherry company, the dam store is a neighbor, and a saddle ranch that my dad has been dying to go to. i mean, as i am writing this, and realizing what my life is going to be by middle of november, well frankly, it feels surreal.

i have no idea what to expect, if my life will change, if i will feel different. if the things that i seek will come forth. i do know, this will be an adventure, it will be a challenge, it will probably be lonesome sometimes, i will miss my LA family so much.

will i make friends?

will i be living too far from the two i have there already? will wylie be happy? will i be happy? will i miss the city? will i be inspired?

 from talking to other friends though, these all seem like normal feelings.

but everyone better come and visit!!!!!!!

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  1. November 26, 2012

    Where I will move one day!!!

  2. October 27, 2012

    i just stumbled onto your blog today and am so enjoying playing catch up! excited to see you will soon be a close(ish) neighbor! best of luck with your colorado move, maybe we can meet in the spring when we come back from the south to edgewater (a little less than an hour from estes) and your marie antoinette party.. perfection! makes me want to pull out my m/a wig and have a party (;

  3. October 17, 2012

    This is definitely surreal. Enjoy living along with nature !

  4. October 16, 2012

    What a huge, exciting, adventurous move! It looks like a beautiful place. I love Colorado (I’m actually moving there next August) and I’m sure is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of L.A. (I lived there too, for three years. It seems we have a lot in common!).

  5. October 15, 2012

    this is awesome! good for you for having the courage to live in the face of uncertainty. not an easy thing. currently, i’ve done the same thing and it scares me and excites me all at once…like the free-falling experience of a roller coaster. i wish you all the best and look forward to seeing how you make it home.

  6. October 15, 2012

    what an adorable place! buying a house is definitely an adventure, but it’s an exciting one–have fun decorating and making it a home!

    ||| tara | planned spontaneity |||

  7. eyeluvfood #
    October 15, 2012

    Woah, that is a very pretty mountain house!

  8. October 15, 2012

    That’s amazing. We moved from LA to Loveland back in 2001 and then later to Fort Collins and now, 11 year later, we are in Vancouver BC – these moves enrich us deeply as I hope yours does. The area where you are is lovely and I think you will enjoy it immensely. Fort Collins (north in the Old Town area) is a really fun place if you need a bit of fun and funky in your life – to come down from the hill country

    • October 15, 2012

      thanks for this! i think i will love it too! feels so surreal right now. do you love vancouver?

      • Makeesha #
        October 16, 2012

        I love Vancouver very much. It’s totally different from where we moved from but so awesome in its own way.

  9. Donna #
    October 15, 2012

    I will come visit. You will be so happy. Wylie will be overjoyed and happier than ever. You are going to love it. You will get lonely at times, but friends are always just a phonecall away. AND SKYPE! We will continue to share playlists, recipes and dreams. You are going to be just fine. I’m really happy and proud of you. xoxo

  10. October 15, 2012

    How exciting! For sure an adventure awaits you. Good luck with it all.

  11. LuckyPorcupine #
    October 15, 2012

    good luck in your journey, sounds like an exciting one!

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