Welcome to From Mountains To Molehills!
So you’re wondering what this place is all about? Pull up a comfy chair, grab a cup of something warm and I’ll tell you a bedtime story.
In the summer of 2010 I was living in Colorado Springs, Colorado and had no plans to change that. Having been born and raised in the Denver area, Colorado and the west was the only home I had ever known.
Like most people, through the years, I had considered making a major change and moving to some other place. I had been through a very difficult event in my life and during times like that especially, a huge life change always seems like a solution to the present trouble. But like they say, you can’t run from your problems. Nonetheless, it was a form of escapism to at least dream of moving to a place far away. Usually my thoughts turned to places like Texas, Idaho or California; I had never considered the south.
Even if I had been serious, moving was not much of an option. I had bills to pay, and the thought of dropping everything and moving to some place without any kind of employment and with nowhere to live quickly put a stop to my wanderlust.
Then, in the fall of 2010, an opportunity literally dropped out of the air and into my lap.
I had moved to Colorado Springs that spring and had quickly landed a great job. I was hired as a sales person in Internet domain name sales for a small company. I loved the work and the environment. It was a place that I hoped to grow with over time.
After a few months, I had settled into my new life in Colorado Springs and my new job and was frankly pretty happy and felt like I was sailing on calm waters for a change.
Then, suddenly, I started to hear rumors that the owner of the company and his family were moving to Tennessee. I further heard that while not mandatory, if any of the employees wanted to relocate, they were welcome to do so, since a branch office would be opening in Franklin, Tennessee.
Then, sometime later, the owner dropped by my office to confirm the rumors and asked if I would be interested in making a move to Tennessee.
Sometimes you just know.
Every other time I had considered making a major change, I knew that it was the wrong time and that I was considering it for all the wrong reasons.
Not this time.
I looked at him and, not wanting to leave any room for any kind of ambiguity at all, I said something to the effect of, “When do I start packing?” Everything in my life had come together just perfectly and just at the right time and just in the right way to make this move completely possible.
And so, on March 7, 2011, I loaded my entire life into a U-Haul truck and headed out on the road to make a brand new life for myself in a brand new place. Exactly one year later, on March 7, 2012 I launched From Mountains To Molehills as a place to share the stories of my adventures–and my mis-adventures–in this, the greatest journey of my life.
I welcome your comments on my posts. Your thoughts only add to the conversation and make it a more personal experience, so don’t be shy. Speak up!
So please join me here. I would enjoy having you come along for the ride and together we’ll have a lot of fun.
For the ride,
From Mountains To Molehills