Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sometimes my life is too exciting for words

And sometimes it is not. My big excitement of tonight was mopping. No, I am not joking. But I must say that the floors in my apartment were positively filthy when I moved in, it was driving me nuts, and I didn't have time to buy a mop until tonight. I know, don't be too jealous.

But today was super fun!! So I did this ride series with the New York Cycle Club all spring which was a lot of fun, and very time consuming, so while I enjoyed it and met a ton of people, which was great, I am not too sad that today was the last ride. But it was awesome. We rode to Cold Spring, New York, via all kinds of awesome quiet roads. We also climbed Bear Mountain. Now although I must say that as someone from Colorado, I question the use of the word 'mountain' in describing this place, it was great.

Here are a few views from the top:

The first picture is of me and a few cycling buddies. They are awesome. Once we got to Cold Spring we got to take the train back to the city, fun!!! I hadn't been on a Metro North train since I was 5 or 6 years old and my dad lived in Connecticut.

Here is the super cute train station:

The ride flew by because we were all chatting and I was looking out at the scenery. So pretty. It's been raining a bunch this week so everything is like GREEN. WOW. I am in heaven. What a super fun day, in spite of the excessive mopping.

So the only other news is that I am positively in love with the Upper West Side. It is so amazing. Everything is super convenient and being in the city just fills me with joy. I know that is cheesy but well, deal with it. Waking up in the morning and running for three minutes, or leaving work and riding for two minutes, and ending up in Central Park, is worth the price of admission. I just love it. I must say I am getting all mushy, probably because I am exhausted, but here are a few of my deep thoughts. First off it is weird to live in one place for almost your whole life, and to move somewhere else when you are in your 30s, and feel like you are finally home. Isn't that strange? I never felt like I 'fit' in Denver. And I just fit here. It is so peaceful in my soul even though I am in a busy, crazy place. Now here is the second thing. It was scary as crap to move here. I had no idea what it would be like and I hardly knew anyone and it's very expensive and there were about a million reasons not to move. But I thank God every day that I did it. Also, people always used to tell me 'wherever you go, there you are'. This is true in many ways but the experience of moving across the country is incredible, and I really feel like making the change was something I just had to try. I am shocked by how much happier I am. So if you're thinking about doing something that everyone thinks is crazy, well my advice would be to make sure it's something you really want to do, and you want to do it for the right reasons, but don't let anyone talk you out of reaching for your dreams.

Banzo OUT!!!


  1. WOw! You love to mop! Seriously though, you sound really happy. I'm so thrilled you found your place!!

  2. Barb I enjoy your blog. And must say am fascinated that you are so enthralled with NY. So you really like living back EAst better than Colorado? I always dreamed about living out west but due to obligations it is not an option for me at this time. Don't you miss the mountains and open spaces of Colorado? Why do you say you felt you never fit in in Colorado? Would love it if you would futher expand on how you feel about the move. Thanks! Dawn