Answering the Call

I have felt a very strong affinity and pull to the southwest for years and this past fall got the clear message to move out here for real.  My husband and I have been coming out to northern New Mexico since our honeymoon in 2006.  After traveling around a bit we found ourselves absolutely in love with Taos, New Mexico.  Everywhere we went we found we made easy and deep connections with people – these were “our” people.

I love the landscape of northern New Mexico with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to our east and the vast mesas of the high desert to the west – the colors, the smells of sage brush, pinon and roasting chilies, the huge sky.   The sun shines 300 days a year and the air is so dry and clear.  It is a stunning and unique landscape which moves me body and soul.

Between the two of us, we have lived in western Mass for over 70 years.  We have been very happy, having created a rich and wonderful life.  We have been incredibly blessed by an abundance of friends, family and strong communities.  I have had the work life that I have always wanted, working with incredible people and absolutely loving my clients and feeling incredibly honored to be let into their lives and their homes.  I love my work.

And yet there has been a visceral pull out west that has been confusing.  Every year we cross into the state we start looking at real estate.  We long to live in an adobe house surrounded by sagebrush and aspens.  But we didn’t think we could really leave everything and everyone at home.

Finally on this last trip, I remembered to ask for Guidance.  I forget that I don’t always have to figure everything out in my little, though mighty, head.  And so we did, and for the next 24 hours we were bombarded with clear messages that it was time to actually move out here.