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Why Are We Blogging?

  • Written by Lindsey Huster
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  • 3 min read
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  • Last updated 2 years ago

How can I start blogging??? I’m going to find out. I’ve thought about blogging for years now. Ideas have come and gone, but I’ve never made it past the dreaming stage. Can you relate? What holds you back?

How does a person who doesn’t write… start blogging?

I’ve had lots of excuses, but now I’m going for it! One of the big reasons to start now is that I have a lot going on in my life that I know family/friends want to hear about and I hope I can give others insight along the way.

The biggest life event has centered around relocating from Indiana to Utah. Our lifestyle is quite different and becoming more and more different with each new season and interest.  This will be the basis for my blog. I intend to include posts about various aspects of moving, traveling, skiing, biking, hiking, cooking, organizing, etc.

Our goal is to simplify our lives, live debt free, and have time to explore the world together!

I hope you’ll join me in this new adventure!


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Where to begin? Let’s start with moving to Utah.

About two years ago my husband and I decided to make a cross-country move. We both grew up in a small town in Indiana and we decided to move to Utah… 1,600 miles away…from e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e who is important to us!


We were looking for a change, a new adventure, and we felt like we needed to do it sooner than later. The idea wasn’t totally new to us or the people close to us. We had joked about this for many years, but I don’t think anyone (including me) ever thought we’d follow through with it!

Map of our route from Indiana to Utah
Map of our route from Indiana to Utah

Even though I can have a super adventurous spirit, I also enjoy the predictable, safe, and familiar.

Keith had researched areas to live in years ago and chose Utah for the following reasons; cost of living, employment opportunities, and accessibility to our outdoor interests. My usual line is that he finally talked me into moving, which is not a line, it’s just the truth! We discussed a couple of possibilities such as buying a vacation home, but that just didn’t give us enough time to do the things we wanted.

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The best choice ended up being going all in and moving. My part of the deal was that we’d move back to Indiana after five years. I’ve always been excited about the opportunity to move and feel like after five years you can feel like you’ve really “lived” in an area. Since we are on a bit of a timeline, we’re committed to checking off as many bucket list items as possible. As I write this, we’ve been here 10 months, and here’s what we’ve been up to so far…

So much in so little time!

Collage of our various adventures since moving to Utah
Collage of our various adventures since moving to Utah
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Some key highlights:

  • attended local events
  • ate at new restaurants
  • met new friends
  • met up with old friends
  • had visitors stay with us
  • hiked
  • biked
  • snowshoed
  • skied 6 resorts
  • visited several state and national parks
  • enjoyed local parks
  • bought an RV and jeep for travel
  • and much more!

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