10 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Move to the Mountains

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We all have priorities in our life, and more often than not, our careers and the daily grind get in the way of following our dreams.

Following your dreams, picking up and moving to the mountains really can happen.  Sure, there are logistics and details to figure out.  But, making the decision is 90% of the battle.

Here are ten reasons of inspiration to quit your job and move to the mountains:

1. Your life becomes a vacation

There is a phrase often seen on t-shirts and hoodies around town, “I live where you vacation.”  Locals proudly sport this phrase, because it feels like a dream.  Heading to the grocery store or out for a morning hike, knowing most of those around you took time off of work and saved money just to have the experiences you have on a daily basis, is unreal.

10 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Move to the Mountains

2. Because spending your spare moments dreaming of mountain lifestyles on Instagram and Pinterest won’t make your dreams come true.

It’s easy to accidentally waste too much time scrolling through campsite views on Instagram and beautiful mountain cabins on Pinterest.  Wouldn’t you rather see these things with your own eyes, as part of your own life?  Stop living your life looking at a screen, start living a life that is screen worthy.

3. Because following your dreams feels good.  

When you stop allowing “good enough” to be good enough for your life, it feels good.  Knowing that you have the ability to take control of your life, instead of allowing life to merely happen to you is true empowerment.  The sun shines brighter, foods taste better and life takes on a new meaning.

10 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Move to the Mountains

 

4. Experiences > Things

Living in a big city or suburb can provide a health economy and plenty of career opportunities.  When you’ve had enough of the carrot and stick scenario, pack it up and move to the mountains.  In the mountains you know after work that you can head to an epic trail on the way home, or spend every weekend paddling on a lake 15 minutes from home.

5.You’ll rid your life of the “someday” habit.

Telling yourself that you’ll take care of your dreams “someday” is a bad habit to have.  It builds distrust for yourself, and doesn’t help anyone.  Once you’ve accomplished something as big as moving to the mountains, the domino effect will build and you’ll be ready to tackle anything.

6.Because having beauty around you at all times, can turn around a bad day and make a good day epic.

10 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Move to the Mountains

7. For your health.

With opportunities for endless recreation you’ll find yourself hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and paddling more often than you’ve ever imagined.  Living in a mountain town you don’t meet friends at the movies, you meet up on a mountain bike ride, or at the ski lift.  Gym memberships and feeling guilty for not getting enough exercise will be a thing of the past.

8. Because you want to be excited about your life.

When you live in an inspiring location, every day is something to look forward to.

10 Reasons to Quit Your Job and Move to the Mountains

9. You will grow your character in ways you’ve never imagined.

Such an epic goal will push you to the limits you thought you had, and then some.  But all of this will grow you and make you a better person.

10. Because living in the mountains is where you want to be.

Don’t ignore that little voice in your head, don’t let the jealousy of others on social media fill your head.  Make it happen, and love you life.