I'm a Colorado girl, born and bred. I was born on a blizzardy Friday in Denver. Then my parents, tired of the city bustle, hauled me an hour north of Denver, first to Fort Collins, but it also got to too big, so we finally settled in Loveland.
My growing up memories involve lots of time playing outside. Coloradoans really like to play outside. I mean, how can you not, with the best playground in the land right outside your door?!
|Dance atop a 14er? How we roll|
Fast forward to summer 2012. My husband got accepted to his dream Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University, so, the day after we got married last August, we moved across the country to the Steel City (yes, we're crazy).
This link up is all about loving where you live. The truth amigos? I do not love my new city. I am warming up to it as slowly as the summer temps are finally making their appearance in Pittsburgh, but love has not yet found it's way into my heart. I felt guilty about that through fall, winter, and into spring, hiding it from the interwebs for fear of being the killjoy at the party. But you know what? I've realized that I don't have to love where I am. I may in the future, I may not. At the end of the day, it's my experience and it's part of my story.
My heart is still in Colorado, in the high altitude, abundant sunshine, and eating really good Mexican food, but I am finding beauty out here at last. The lush green of the east never ceases to blow me away. The flora and fauna here are pretty astounding. And I've got a lead on a legit Mexican restaurant just half an hour outside of the city... fingers crossed!
Let's roll out... yee-haw!
Stop by the blog to find out where my other Influence sisters call home!