Greetings from St. George, UT—where it’s sunny and 70º EVERY DAY. Yep. It’s February. I know.
A few years back, I had a small desire to give living outside of South Dakota a try. Nothing permanent. Nothing long-term. Just something to say I did once, you know? I love my home state, and will always call it home, but I just wanted to try other places—to get out and enjoy a little more of God’s creation than the divided highway I took to work everyday. Travel helps you appreciate where you come from right?
As a few years passed, my relationship status changed, living situation shifted, and desire to travel grew, I finally arrived at what felt like an ideal time to sell most of my belongings, move out of my rental in Sioux Falls, stash what I did keep in every nook and cranny of my parent’s house (thanks mom and dad!), and hit the road with a Jeep’s-worth of possessions and my trusty best pal Rascal.
And that brings me to where I am today—sitting here, overlooking a pool, palm trees, and mountains from my current home base. When I’m asked why I chose St. George…it’s the weather, of course! 😉 On top of that, though, I chose this lovely city of 50,000 because it felt like a safe start. Not too big, not too small. A hearty mix of college kids and retirement communities. I can confidently say I haven’t regretted my choice.
My goal was to keep this short, so I’ll wrap it up for today. As a part of this experience, I’ve committed to bringing my photography skills back in focus, so with that, I leave you with a few shots from the journey here.
Grand Canyon National Park
P.S. For those wondering where I’m headed next… I finally know the answer to that question! Last week I booked a place right on the ocean in Oceanside, CA. It’s tiny, it’s expensive, but you only live once, right? 🙂