When I graduated college with a degree in engineering, I falsely assumed that it would be easier to find a full time job in our city.
My frustration grew to outright panic when more than 2 weeks had elapsed & I was still working at the pretzel stand in the local shopping mall. A neighbor of mine gave me fantastic advice to broaden the scope of our job search to other states & cities. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to look all over the country, which is what I decided to do. After a month or several of widening our search scope, I started to see chances in states out west. Although I had never been to New Mexico, nor had I ever thought about residing there, I saw more than 2 possibilities at a corporation that is based out of Albuquerque. Right when I found this job, I saw a news article about recent marijuana legalization in New Mexico, & that pushed me to accept the offer. Now that I’m residing in Albuquerque, I can’t imagine being somewhere else. The charming Rio Grande River cuts through the heart of the city, & there are natural monuments on opposite ends. The Petroglyph National Monument can be found west of West Mesa, while the Sandia mountains are just east of Loma Del Ray & state road 556. If I want something to do on the weekends, I’ll pack a joint & head to the Cibola National Forest to take a unbelievable hike. Albuquerque is roughly 5,600 feet above sea level, so the temperatures are much more moderate & comfortable compared to another large metropolitan desert neighborhood love Phoenix.