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Friday, January 5, 2018

2 months in PC

January 4th marked 2 months in Park City (minus the time I went home for Christmas). Whoaaaa baby! Where has the time gone you ask? I do not know. All I know is that I got only love for PC. 

First things first, there’s never a dull moment here. Like, even in the grocery store. There is always something going on in this town. Last weekend, it took me 2x longer than normal to get to Whole Foods to grab some groceries as the U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping & Nordic were happening at the Utah Olympic Park. I don’t mind the traffic because ummmm how epic is that!? Pretty damn cool. 

Before I flew home for Christmas, traffic was increasing on the daily. It was actually kind of nice to go home and get out of dodge for a few days. Park City is a Christmas wonderland around the holidays. People put up Christmas lights everywhere! It’s so festive and so fun. I thought my two little white lighted trees in the backyard were sweet until I drove around and saw the incredible lights up and down almost every street on every tree. I think the lights up by Deer Valley were my favorite. 

I guess we should start by talking about the big elephant in the room—snow! Yeah, not much to talk about because we don’t have much of it. Ha! I once read that if you can find humor in a difficult situation, you win. Although not a difficult situation, it still sucks! I am keeping my spirits up and keep praying that snow will come in time. For now, I’m taking advantage of the gym and making plans to crush other goals—you know, besides being a ski bum. I figure that complaining about no snow won’t make it fall any faster! 

When people ask me what I love most about Utah, I always say the blue skies. The bluest of bluebird blue skies almost everyday. It’s amazing and so energizing. It only really clouds up when it’s going to snow or rain…and we haven’t had much of either…so I’ve been able to enjoy MANY blue skies! LOL 

Most people I’ve met in Utah have been super sweet. When I returned after Christmas break, some sweet neighbors (who I have not met) left cookies and a Christmas card on my front porch. The cookies froze as I was gone for a week…but still, the thought was so lovely. 

Utah is definitely starting to feel like "home." Living in a new state has been exciting, weird and crazy all at the same time. It’s been a fun journey that’s for sure. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, moving out here has been one of the best decisions of my life. I’ve already been thinking about coming back out next year…but who knows, time will tell. 

Well, there you have it…2 months down and up next… Sundance Film Festival! Like I said, never a dull moment in this town.

Keep on keepin’ on—
XX, Laura 

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