Well, just like that, 3 weeks have flown by. As my last post eluted, I’ve had quite the life-changing past few weeks and I’m loving it. Sure, I’m sad to be packing up my life in Boulder but I’m tenfold more excited about the future.
Let’s catch up to speed, shall we?
2.5 weeks ago, I flew to Indianapolis to compete as a national finalist for a science and technology award. My presentation went great and I gained fantastic feedback and networking connections. From the wine-and-dine to the professional photographer who followed us around, I felt like a mini celebrity that week. I was honored to lose to the young man in light blue (below), but I definitely came away feeling like a winner.
Right after arriving back in Boulder, we were hit with the catastrophic flooding that sadly took a few lives, and damaged/destroyed thousands of homes and roads. Boulder has since been labeled a Federal Disaster Area. The bike path through town is destroyed in areas, my favorite trails were under water, roads collapsed. While the flooding was at it’s worst, I took some video footage of the road I live on:
It’s certainly going to take our town a while to recover from this natural disaster, but roads and homes and businesses are opening up slowly but surely. If you’re local and interested, you can volunteer to help out HERE.
The next week, Weez came back to Boulder for a visit! We had been apart 5 weeks and it was so good to have him home. We celebrated our 2-year wedding anniversary (check #23 off my 28 before 28 list!) with a bottle of white (saved) from our wedding day and delicious home cooked food (we love to cook). And then 3 short days later, he flew back to Portland.
Our apartment is mostly all packed-up now. Everything in boxes. We donated a few bigger items (#15, done) and dumped a lot of junk. Our place echos and feels so hollow to me. The movers come in 2 days!
I spent last weekend with my brother and his gf up in WY (where they live) and we just had a blast. I love that small town he’s lived in for over 6 years now. I’m going to miss being able to zip up there in 2.5hrs to hang out.
There’s a lot I’m going to miss about living in Boulder for the past 6 years, but that’s a post for another day.
I’m still running/training for the Silver Falls Trail Marathon on Nov. 2… I’m running 30-50 mile weeks and I’ve got my first 20 miler of the cycle this weekend. Wish me luck!!
What have YOU been up to the past 3 weeks?