I just got back from a few days in the lovely state of Vermont. I was there finalizing my wedding plans with my fiance Alex, and I have to say that I fall more in love with the Green Mountain state every time I visit. I've been going there my whole life, but it hasn't been until recently that I developed a strong attachment to it.
There are a few places in the United States that really grab me, pull me in and make me feel like I'm home....and it's no coincidence that these places all have the same basic landscape and offer the same values and opportunities that I look for in the places I like to spend time. So far on my list are Burlington, Vermont; Boulder/Denver, Colorado; the Berkshires and upstate New York (Adirondack country). I am fairly certain that my soul, for whatever reason, is meant to live and flourish in a place of natural beauty. I feel most like myself and most motivated about life when I am surrounded by mountains, coniferous trees as far as the eye can see, lakes, rivers and creeks at my disposal....and friendly, down-to-earth people who enjoy the outdoors as much as I do. There are also a few other things, such as a health conscious and natural living type scene that I'm drawn to, that make or break a place for me.
I guess the pictures I've posted here don't really paint the picture of Vermont I'm talking about, but I was absolutely in love with this farm and it's bright green rolling hills and rustic fences! Simple locations like this fit me so well in an inexplicable kind of way. So, naturally, I decided to have some of my wedding photographs taken on this very hill. Stay tuned for those!
In the meantime, I'm weighing my options quite heavily (with Alex) right now as we plan to move to one of these locations at the beginning of next summer. We've both made many big moves in our lifetime, but this one feels so different now that we're not carefree, wandering youth anymore. But, it's just as exciting as it is scary...where will we go???