September 26, 2012

The Gem State

I am very much a California girl and that's something I am totally okay with. I refer to freeways as "the" and whatever number follows. I wear flip flops well into the winter. I love the ocean. I will tell you that everything is about 20 minutes away. Earthquake's don't phase me anymore. 
I have something to admit, and I hope it doesn't make me a bad California girl, but I am completely head over heels in love with Idaho. I moved here in 2009 for school, moved back to California then to Korea in 2011, and now I'm back in Idaho. I can think of no other place I'd rather be at this moment either. 
There's a very incredible and intentional community of people here who I can't imagine living without. When I decided on Idaho the first time, people were perplexed. "Why would you leave California?" I didn't have a good answer at that time, I just knew it was the right time to go elsewhere. When I decided to move to Idaho the second time, a lot of my friends couldn't believe why I would willingly choose to come back here. My family understood though. They've gotten to experience the beauty of this incredible place first hand and they completely get why I am head over heels in love with Idaho. I think they've inherited a bit of my love for this place.

Can you blame them?

1 comment :

  1. I always find it so creepy when I see images from Idaho and can say... HEY! I have been in that exact spot hahah.



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