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  • 2012, dad casually asks, “would you want to move to Crested Butte”, and like a Tiger would jump on its prey I yelled, “Well of course!” not understanding the consequences of what I had just said, both good and bad. The decision was long, multiple family meetings and tough conversations about what it might be like to live in town of 1500 people and have your dad be a pastor full time.

    2013, on vacation in Seaside, Florida, Mom and Dad decide to ask us again “would you move to Crested Butte” and on that day, March 16th, 2013 we decided to move to Crested Butte. May came along as Dad goes house hunting in CB, where we are left wondering if this is even gonna work. As my family continues to pray if this is really what we want. As we are find people who might want to rent or maybe buy our house on 3512, Birchwood Lane. As April 21st came around the corner we announced to everyone we knew that we would be moving. An emotional two months later we loaded up two U Hauls and rolled out of the driveway, as I looked back the house was waving goodbye. A sixteen hour car ride later we walk into our new home like a group of dogs after a long round of fetch, we see a poster is strung up between the steps and the kitchen cabinets saying “Welcome Home”. With my first meal sitting on the table; cinnamon raisin bagels, blueberry cream cheese, two bags of tortilla chips, a gallon of milk, and cheerios.

    The hardest thing about moving was the idea that I would be going to highschool with people i didn't know, and people I didn't really want to know because I already knew enough people. I knew that without my family, my faith, and my friends from back home I would have never known what it was like to move on and make a life for myself not only as a middle schooler but as a highschooler and a person.

    By: Michael Winn
    CBCS Writers Project
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