In August, I took a trip out to Colorado to see some of my favorite people and places, the first time I had been back since I moved home 15 months previously. After briefly seeing a coworker and learning that my same position was currently open, I pretty much decided right then and there that I was moving back, however, I went home and thought on the decision for another five seconds, then officially decided that I was leaving Maryland yet again.
A month later I found myself living in Longmont, Colorado. I sold my car, quit my jobs, packed a suitcase and rolled out. I made some INCREDIBLE friendships this time around, I mean life-lasting friendships; people I cannot see myself living without. I do miss every one of them, all of the time.
My Baltimore Finalé, and so it goes:
Last but not least:
In memory of my beloved Camry, Sid, who was sold the night before I flew to Colorado. He was just approaching 20 years old, with roughly 207,000 miles. There is no car like your first car. He always had my back and I will never forget that day in 2009 when my dad rolled into the carport at roughly 30 mph, as if I wouldn’t see him, in my first car. I asked who’s car it was and he looked at me with the key in his hand and said “yours.” I sobbed. What a day and what a vehicle.
It’s been such a different experience this time around. My outlook, attitude, motivation, among other things, has been really solid. I’m not here to play [as much], I’m here to bust moves; pay off debt and prepare for graduate school. Actually, the other day I was at a brewery and met a woman who used to work for the Princeton Review aka A GRE TUTOR. Yaas!
I’m also still mind blown over the C O L O R of Colorado. It never gets old.