A Little Twist in Life’s Plot: I’m Moving to Denver (Like, Now!)

I’ve been teetering on the fence of whether or not this is something I really wanted to write publicly about – but after being bombarded with questions and messages and phone calls (y’all are the best!), I figured I really just needed to clear the air and let the cat out of the bag for good. Folks, I’m moving to Denver – like, within a few weeks.

I'm moving - to Denver, Colorado!
We can all agree that relocating to Colorado is probably the best decision I’ve made all year, and it’s going to open up a whole new world of adventure. I’m already planning coffee shop writing mornings at Cafe Europa, hiking my first 14-er in the summer, napping on the grass at Wash Park with Amble, and spending every weekend playing in the mountains. This new chapter in life surely won’t disappoint – and my sister is moving to Denver in August!

Here’s the band-aid that needs to get ripped off: all this joyful anticipation and excitement comes with a dash of sadness. After a year of traveling together, living in a van, and sharing a life of adventure, Niko and I have ended our four-year journey together. It was unexpected (and not my idea), but it is ultimately going to be really positive for both of us. He is such a wonderful person, and the best adventure companion I could have ever asked for – but it’s time for us to trek forth onto our own separate paths.

So there it is. There’s the reason I totally failed us all with the relaunch of the blog, why I’ve been kind of absent from the social media scene, and why I’ll continue to be a little off for the next few weeks. I considered taking a formal hiatus from the blog until I settle into life in Denver – but instead, I’m trusting y’all to forgive me if I just don’t post for a week or so. I’ll keep you posted, and can’t wait to share my new life in Colorado with everyone!

PS: Can I get a collective “UGH!” at the idea of packing everything I own and moving again after I just finished moving into our house in Tallahassee! So not fun.

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15 thoughts on “A Little Twist in Life’s Plot: I’m Moving to Denver (Like, Now!)

  1. Kellen Pratt says:

    Hi Katie 🙂

    Sorry to hear about the end of your relationship, but I am psyched for your news!
    My boyfriend and I decided to go on our own climbing road trip last year and while researching the details, I stumbled upon your blog and have been reading it ever since. Sadly the trip was postponed because he landed himself with a rib injury, so it looks like we will be stuck in the city till the fall semester.
    Anyways! I live and grew up here in Denver and If you ever want a friend or someone to climb with you just lemme know =]
    I’m sure you have plenty of connections here being as involved as you are, but I wanted to extend the welcome anyways! Remember to take it easy on yourself, and get here safely!

    -Kellen Pratt

  2. @ginabegin says:

    You already know how I feel about all of this, but I don’t think it ever hurts to tell someone you love them many times! So, there you go. I love you and your strong self!

  3. William says:

    I’ve followed you since before your big adventure, admire all that you did, do, and have planned for the future. You both were inspirations! I admire your courage, and wish you nothing but the best and brightest in CO, welcome back the the West!

  4. Maritza says:

    Katie think of new beginnings, and things always happen for a reason. You are a beautiful intelligent young lady with a wonderful future ahead of you. Lots of luck in Denver !!
    Love you mucho mucho !!!!!

  5. Sarah Z says:


    I’m late to the game, but I wanted to say that I’m sorry this new chapter had to start out bittersweet. Hope things aren’t too heavy right now and that you get to really enjoy all the new opportunities that open up before you. Good luck! We’re all rooting for you! 🙂

  6. Kyle (GratefulWanderer.net) says:

    Ah, sometimes, as great as things are, two people just aren’t meant to be on the same path. I dated my current best friend for three years before we (well really, I) decided that we weren’t moving in the same direction. It was tough for both of us at first and led to half a year of barely talking, but since then we have talked almost every day and she has been my best friend for nearly eight years now. Keep your head up; you are moving on to a new and exciting chapter in your life!

  7. Johnie Gall says:

    I can’t believe I missed this! I know how hard it is to go through a breakup like that—but this move is going to heal you and help you grow in leaps and bounds (I went through something very similar when I left everything and went to CA for a few years). Remember you can always go back home…but I doubt you’ll want to. Make sure you do Long’s this summer…it’s incredible and challenging and everything we dirt-footed girls love. Maybe I’ll even get to meet you when I come out this summer!! Good luck lady!

  8. Shannon says:

    I’ve never commented before but have enjoyed your journeys. What a classy, classy way to post a breakup. Good luck with your further adventures!

  9. roger n chris says:

    My partner and I are also packing up the dogs and moving cross country to Denver. in a few weeks as well. I look forward to reading your blog as you also discover a new city. Best of luck in your adventure.

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