Moving to Minnesota | MPLS Diaries

I never thought I’d say this but…I moved to Minnesota! The land of 10,000 lakes and Kirk Cousins.

I love Chicago and I’ve had the most amazing time living and growing there for the past 5+ years but lately I’ve been looking for a change. My job had become unfulfilling and I walked away before I could let it take any more of my sanity. I wasn’t in a hurry to move but there really wasn’t anything else holding me down. I let go of societal notions of what a life should look like, opened myself up to new opportunities and just took it one day at a time while I figured out what makes me happy.

And then my boyfriend received an exciting job opportunity in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I really thought I’d be moving to a tropical island next but the world works in mysterious ways.

We’ve been in Minneapolis for about a month now and I can honestly say that it immediately felt like home. Maybe it wasn’t the location that needed to change but along with this move comes a change of pace that I’ve been craving. A simpler lifestyle in which I can afford a little more freedom and have access to lakes and hiking and camping. Less traffic, smaller crowds, fresher air.

I feel like this is a great opportunity to add some new content to this site as I explore my new city and state in between all of my regular travels. This past month in Minneapolis went down in the record books as the snowiest February in history but I was still able to pack in a ton of activities.

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, my username is @cguntho. That’s where I post daily stories of my Minnesotan life. Stay tuned for my first MPLS Diaries post highlighting some of my favorite winter activities so far…below a sneak peak. Thank you for following along!


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