Some of the desire to move to Bend was embedded in the notion of creating a vibrant community for ourselves and our family. We wanted to get off the hamster wheel of Denver city life. With two busy careers and two active young kiddos, it was increasingly difficult to find that joy. We were tired of simply slogging through each week until a vacation or extended weekend came along to spend time together as a family and “actually” experience life. You know, the meaningful part…family, friends and social connections.
The explosive growth of Denver and surrounding areas added to our anxiety as our access to the outdoors and places we loved had become crowded and difficult to experience. This realization and subsequent decision to leave our home, friends, family (not to mention our chickens!) has exceeded our expectations.
We truly love our new community and are thrilled to finally call Bend our home. If you’ve gotten this far, thank you! Hopefully our vision for Work-Collective inspires you to be part of the community vision we are trying to create.