There aren't enough words to describe the infinite amount of beauty out here. The indescribable feeling that has taken over me since I arrived. That magical feeling that happens when you realize something you've wished for is happening, and you made created that. And the energy that has met me since arriving has been warm, friendly and very inviting.
I fell in love with Colorado the first time I came here. I remember the first time seeing those mountains as I headed into Boulder. I still get that feeling of happiness and excitement when I see them.
The mountains remind me of books I read about Trolls and magical creatures that would dwell in them. And one must always remember I will always think of all things Tolkien when walking amongst and through those humbling rock formations. This is home now, and I am ecstatic to explore it. Since Monday I have already found new favorite places to visit, met awesome and interesting people and found areas to live.
Tuesday I decided to go into Boulder and visit Pearl Street Mall, another favorite spot of mine. I felt much better and was amped and ready to go as soon as I woke up. As I inched closer to my destination I saw the snow capped peaks revealing themselves on the horizon. I screamed out loud with pure joy. I'm sure the neighboring cars found me highly entertaining. I spent a few hours exploring, shopping, and finding cool new spots. I stopped and had another amazing lunch at Pasta Jays. Sat outside (under heaters) and ate Ravioli while over looking Pearl Street and the Rockies behind in the background. I ended the day with getting an epic pair of winter boots at a thrift store and I haven't worn anything else since.
Yesterday I finally was able to see my friends that live about an hour from where I'm staying. They had been snowed in (they live in the mountains) since Sunday night. This was my first time driving (me behind the wheel) up into the mountains. The drive out was filled with incredible sights and unbelievable weather. I had my windows and moon roof open, music playing and feeling each curve of the road. Of course I had to stop and take pictures along the way. Upon arriving we ate lunch, caught up and went on a small hike around her area. The views my friends enjoy every day is beyond beautiful. Before I left I was also able to go inside their neighbors living home. It was as if walking into a Hobbit hole of dreams. There were gardens and dirt floors all throughout the bottom floor, tons of circular rooms and windy stair cases and the best part...a 360 degree viewing tower. After hugs and dinner plans were made I drove back down the mountains as the sun was setting. And as I headed through to Denver I got to see the gigantic harvest moon rise over the landscape. I was breathless.
I've been here four days, that's it just four, and I've already happy I made this decision. While everything will balance out and life will continue I could not regret taking this chance. I am excited to see what this coming year will bring for me out here.