Wanderlust, according to the dictionary, is defined as “a strong desire to travel”. I have recently discovered that this is a quality I have come to possess.

My husband and I were born and raised in Wisconsin.

We have had our trips and vacations, but have never ventured to live further than a 1-2 hour drive from our parents’ houses.

We have recently made the decision to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO. This is a location we have never vacationed to, we do not know anybody, and we will be completely starting over. After much discussion and conversation, these are the reasons we have ultimately decided to make this change.


  1. Our Marriage Is Young. Some people say “you’re still newlyweds” or “can your marriage handle this?” My answer: yes. This will not only challenge our marriage, but will require us to have healthy conversations and make decision together, as a team. Not to mention, we are moving to a location where we don’t know anyone. Our friendship will maintain its strength and we will spend more time together than ever.
  2. If Not Now, When? Both my husband and I have graduated college and have our degrees. We are in the part of our marriage that is the “limbo” stage in my opinion. Not quite to the point of starting a family but not quite in the early newlywed stage anymore. We are not yet homeowners, we are not yet parents. If we don’t do this now, we never will.
  3. Adventure. I believe a huge part of staying connected with your partner is experiencing adventure and things that you love together. This will be a huge adventure for our marriage. One we will look back on and be glad we did it. I can almost guarantee we will recall the memories we make and stories that are created to our children and grandchildren in the years to come.
  4. What About Our Families and Friends? We have been blessed with such wonderful families and truly amazing friends. We will miss them dearly but will absolutely stay in touch. We will still visit often! Thank you to all who support us! We love you dearly.
  5. Our Dreams. Mitchel loves to climb and mountaineer. Being closer to the mountains will fulfill his dream. I personally have always said “it would be so cool to live out west by the mountains!” The air is so much clearer and the views are breathtaking. Before I met Mitchel and made these statements, I never thought they would actually come true. Mitchel and I complement each other perfectly. He pushes me to do the things I love rather than just say them or think about them. I am so grateful for that.

I plan to continue posting throughout our journey to keep our friends and family updated on our adventures together. Let’s all pray for a successful transition!

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7