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Connecting in Colorado

I found myself at the very depth of his heart, for the first time in my life. Talking ‘til sunrise, we suddenly rushed to pack for a 6am flight to Colorado. What was originally planned as a college tour turned into a transformation of something so dear to my life. Finally, we were on the same page of this book holding onto its binding by the last string. Colorado was a place of connection, adventure and discovery. Whether realizing it prior or after, it was an experience we both needed and longed for. 

Colorado is a breathtaking state. From the Rocky Mountains to its little towns on hidden roads, it’s a place of never ending satisfaction. While the big cities like Denver and Colorado Springs were modern and clean, they appeared to us as ghost towns full of corporate chains and little creativity. I saw a fast food chain on every corner, and I missed the usual entrepreneurial spirit that flows in my golden state. We rented a car and drove through all of the green on our map and were blown away [literally by the wind] by our surroundings. Picture driving on an extremely narrow one way road, with the mountain side within arms reach of your car. Colorado makes you small, in the most humbling and appreciative way possible. My appreciation for nature has evolved from sights I’ve never imagined. I could write forever about my love for the mountains here, but you’re better off hopping on a plane and seeing it for yourself; my photos don’t do it justice!

With no plans or destinations, we unplugged and got lost in the windy roads. After cutting through the mountains, we came across the cutest little town in the middle of no where called Leadville. Some perspective for ya: this town stretches across 3 city blocks filled with shops, restaurants and unique, colorful homes. The locals of this small town had the sweetest hearts and were so good to Sammy and I. Leadville is a place unheard of, solely because it’s in the middle of nowhere between mountain plains. We were the only tourists to be found here, but I would rather fly directly to this town and skip over all of the CBDs and corporate chains, to chat with locals and learn their stories. 

I felt reconnected with myself, my partner, the earth, and The One upstairs who’s made everything and more possible for me. Colorado holds a very special place in my heart, and I cannot wait to go back during the winter season to re-visit everything under a thick layer of fluffy snow and fall in love with it all over again. 

‘Til then, Colorado.

2 Comments

  1. Bonnie Simon
    October 3, 2018 / 4:24 am

    So well written. BEAUTIFUL.

    • Jenni
      Author
      October 8, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Thank you Bonnie! <3 🙂

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