We stumbled upon a very rundown little house in a small town nestled next to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and decided to make a life-changing move from Colorado to Oregon. Over the next year, and with a lot of elbow grease, we fixed up the little home and prepared to move from the hustle and bustle of our Denver suburb to small-town living.
It definitely was an adjustment from living in a town with a population of 110,000 to just 700. Moving to our new small town has allowed my family to stop and enjoy nature more. In the summer, we spent all of our spare time at the river that runs through the town, jumping off rocks, catching crawdads, and collecting petrified wood along the river bank. In the fall, I scoured the forest and found Chantelle Gold mushrooms and tried my hand at hunting. Over the winter we ventured out to Charleston for crabbing, Bandon for beach combing, and look forward to river fishing off our sled boat.
My kids, ages 17, 8, and 6, are adjusting well and are enjoying participating in football, basketball, and cheer-leading; the whole town gets behind the sports here. Before we moved I was concerned about the adjusting but I love living in our small knit community and being able to work from home doing what I love, accounting services for our wonderful nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Consultant