Have done some great trails this summer...more to come
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Just do it!!! The wife and I are planning to buy land there in our 5-year plan. We are in D.C. and can't wait to leave. We don't know where to buy some land, but it has to be withing 2 hours of Denver. We are hoping to get jobs that will allow us to Telework from our land and then drive in if necessary.I wish I could find a great job out there, I would move in a minute..
We have talked about how "hard" it will be to just up and move. The move itself won't be hard as we have moved ourselves (That's right, no moving company yet) 3 times in the past 6 years. The major thing however will be a major pay cut. We will have to stay on top of not accumulating too much credit so when the time comes, we aren't tied down and can just up and leave.Since the thread is titled I love Colorado, how many of you just up an moved?
I am in the greater Seattle area with a 300kish home paid for. I hate my house, hate Seattle, but love not having a house payment. I was in Colorado last summer on a dual sport trip and made up my mind to buy a new Wrangler, still working on that, and maybe move to Colorado. I checked out houses in April this year and met up with a WF member who is a real estate agent. Housing is pretty pricey but the job market appears good for accountants. I wasn't taken too seriously a job applicant because I hadn't yet moved. I don't want to move until I have a job.
So for those who posted who have moved, did you have a job first? For those who "are going to move," are you just going to throw everything into a covered wagon and go west? I am sure I can make it work but don't want to give up the security I currently have. Curious as to which approach others have taken.
We have talked about how "hard" it will be to just up and move. The move itself won't be hard as we have moved ourselves (That's right, no moving company yet) 3 times in the past 6 years. The major thing however will be a major pay cut. We will have to stay on top of not accumulating too much credit so when the time comes, we aren't tied down and can just up and leave.
The first thing we would like to do is buy some land in CO and then head off to work a season at Mcmurdo Station in Antarctica. We've both deployed when we were AD so this will be a piece of cake lol.
The next step is key to our success. We will need to get jobs that can be done from online. My wife teleworks twice a week from home here in D.C. and she loves it. I on the other hand am a Systems/Network Engineer builing networks, servers, and such. I don't know how I'll find a teleworking job yet, but I'll make it work. As long as we are comfortable taking a pay cut to start enjoying life a little sooner, we'll be fine. The other nice part about teleworking is that if we wanted to go visit family for 2 months, we could pack up and work from their place.
I think the biggest part about a change like this is that you really can't keep up with the joneses. I see people all the time doing it. I could go out and get a BMW if I wanted to, but for what??? I think the last straw here will be the people's attitude... Everyone is so hateful here. I have seen more road rage here in the past 6 months than in my entire life. Everyone in Colorado was so nice to us when we went.
OK... I might've slid off topic a little there.
You guys are killing me with this thread. I've been desperate to move to CO for nearly a decade, but my wife doesn't want to be so far away from her family. I've lived in FL for all but 3 of my nearly 40 years on this planet and can say it's a miserable place to be. It's hot and humid for 9 months out of the year, the people are rude and self absorbed, and no one speaks English (at least here in Orlando).Lived in Az for 20 years, moved to Florida 3 years ago, now all I can think about is getting back west, and would love to move to Colorado.
That is something the wife and I talked about. But, if we are successful in finding "nomadic" type jobs, it shouldn't be too much of a problem as we could just drive out and live with the rents for a month or so.You guys are killing me with this thread. I've been desperate to move to CO for nearly a decade, but my wife doesn't want to be so far away from her family.