we've been asked countless times why we've chosen the west as our next residence, and well, the answer is quite simple: why not?! okay, okay, I admit... it wasn't that easy. in all honesty, for the past few months while I was very heavily weighing this decision, it was the only location that kept coming back to me each time I thought about it.
I'd go to look at houses, or jobs, and somehow I'd always put in the Flagstaff/Sedona area of Arizona. I never knew that's where I wanted to be, but as I've learned to accept it, sometimes these things just happen, as a push of confidence. you just always have to trust that little voice inside your heart.
"for I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
and honestly... let's face it... who wouldn't want to live in such a beautiful place? not only are we given the opportunity to visit the places below, but there's also the grand canyon national park, petrified forest national park, and Lake Mead, which sits on the Nevada border. I cannot wait for all the adventuring to start!
go out and be happy, folks. you deserve it!