I moved to Denver a few years after college with a degree in nursing and a love of travel. I planned to work in Colorado for a couple years and then move on to other cool places, experiencing the world. However every time I considered going elsewhere, the pull and love of Colorado and my friends kept me happily here. It’s so beautiful and I feel lucky to have landed in a place that feels so right for me.
I bought a house built in 1898 and have renovated and refreshed it several times in the almost 40 years I have called it home. The old homes on our block have porches and no garages. We sit out in the evening, we see each other come and go and we are more connected than most neighborhoods. We were especially so when the children were little.
I love the connection and caring that we built in our neighborhood. As children grew up and neighbors moved on, that connection has become diluted. I have a few friends that live in Cohousing communities and have considered making the move to Cohousing over several years. I still love my home and my neighbors and yet the pull of creating intentional community particularly with this group of caring, committed and creative people is stronger. Living in a carbon neutral home is also a big plus.
I haven’t downhill skied in years, but would like to get back to it. Now part time at work, there is more time for playing, hiking, traveling with friends and cooking up all kinds of fun “without adult supervision.” When we move in I will bring along my insane cat and the sweet one too. I’m pleased my daughter is also joining us at Ralston Creek and wouldn’t mind at all if a few dear friends joined us too (hint)!