I just got back into Atlanta from a weekend trip to Denver. I went to move in stuff to my new apartment because my life is going to be pretty crazy come December 3, so I am proactively trying to plan ahead to make things less stressful. Driving into Denver on Friday in my pimped out Chevy Colbalt (thanks Hertz) felt great, and the mountains were so much bigger than I remembered. I had kind of forgotten how omnipresent the mountains are in the Denver skyline. Also, when I hit the Friday afternoon rush hour I thought, “How cute Denver.” I now compare all traffic to Atlanta, which means I will never complain about Denver traffic ever again.
I spent all day Saturday moving stuff into my apartment and trying to get somewhat unpacked. My apartment is not coincidentally three blocks away from where I lived over the summer. I figure if it’s not broken why fix it? The Capitol Hill area is a good compromise for me because it’s not too far away from DU but I still am close enough to downtown that I feel like I live in a more urban setting. Plus I am walking distance from one of my favorite Denver coffee shops for studying, St. Mark’s. My building is pretty small, and there are maybe 18-20 units, with this awesome shared courtyard. I met a few of my neighbors, and they seem young and cool. One guy introduced himself and immediately asked, “You ride?” Ah Colorado. How I have missed thee.
Being back in Denver for just the weekend was kind of bizarre. There are so many things I am looking forward to returning to in Colorado, but on the other hand I only have about three weeks left in Atlanta and it’s very bittersweet. For instance, as soon as I got back into Atlanta, I went over to my friend Liz and Caroline’s house to hang out and watch The Amazing Race. I have been lucky to have made some great friends in Atlanta, and while I have been shamelessly trying to convince them that they should move to Denver, I don’t think it’s going to happen. Denver is definitely where my life is at the moment, nonetheless I will absolutely miss some people and things from Hotlanta. This upcoming weekend will be my last full weekend in Atlanta because of Thanksgiving so I will have to make it count!