If you’re following me on social media, you probably already know that come January, Tyler & I will be Arizona residents!
I know what you’re wondering – “Why Arizona”? No, I didn’t get a job out there. In fact, I’m actually in the stages of starting my own location-independent company, so that I can work from anywhere! No, we don’t have family out there. Hell, we don’t even have friends. Between the two of us, we can probably count the number of people we know that have ever even been to Arizona on one hand. We’re heading out west simply because we can.
I’m finally at a point where I’ve monetized my blog, and I only plan on going up and building on it more from here. Being in Southeast Florida, we’re very isolated from the rest of the country geographically. It takes close to 8 hours just to drive out of the state. Phoenix, on the other hand, is within road trip range of a ton of major cities; San Diego, Los Angeles, Vegas, Albuquerque, even Sonora, Mexico! I can promise you this: You’ll be seeing a lot of new content on here in the coming months 🙂 And as for Tyler’s BMX career, it’s a more central location for the sport overall, which we’re hoping will give him an upper-hand in his training moving forward.
We’ve both spent our entire lives here in the Sunshine State…We’re young and as free of commitment as we’ll ever be, and for that reason, we decided that we could use a change of scenery. There were, however, a lot of factors that went into making the decision of where to relocate to…As silly as it sounds on paper (or screen, in this case), it was important to me to be near mountains. Where I live, they don’t exist (see also: snow, leaves changing, temperatures dropping). It’s something I feel like I’ve missed out on. I love hiking, and I’m really looking forward to being able to do so whenever I want. Another big one was the cost of living; I didn’t want to move somewhere quite as expensive as California or New York. As it turns out, Arizona’s housing market is significantly lower than a lot of the country, so that’s another plus. As I began researching the city, I found out that the community has a big focus on the importance of shopping local, which resonates really well with me, among many other things. And I’m sure as time passes, I’ll find much more to love too. <3
I could go on & on about the place, but honestly, it just comes down to the fact that we both love it there. We’ve actually always kind of had a feeling that one day we’d find ourselves in Phoenix. Five years later, here we are! Long story short, we’re creating the life that we want for ourselves. This Thursday, we head out for a few days to look at some apartments. Excited isn’t even the word, you guys!!!
Are any of my readers from Arizona, or have you lived there? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!