It’s hard to describe how different life is up here in the mountains. In a way, it’s a break from everyday life because I feel quite removed from it. I’m still living life, but in a different way. Shopping and going to the stores is a rare occurrence, other than for groceries. The highlight for the week consists of a trip down to the mailbox and dumpsters to get rid of trash. It’s about a twelve minute drive each way, but it’s hard to complain when the scenery is so pretty.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by life and unhappy with the way the world is going, you’ll understand what I mean when I say this is a refreshing break. It’s nice to retreat into my own private world up here and eliminate the distractions of the outside world. Life has become much simpler, which has been the goal of moving here.
Just last weekend, Andy and I drove down to the mailboxes and dumpsters and saw a male and female eagle flying through the canyon. We were able to pull over and watch them play and interact with each other. I’ve never done that before, and it was so humbling in a way. When you live in a relatively remote location, it’s easier to see the bigger picture and realize your life is a part of something bigger. I never had that perspective when I lived in the city.
I’ve loved the quiet moments for introspection and contemplation from living up here. This Winter has given me a chance to think, read, explore, and develop some hobbies. It’s been absolutely wonderful!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!