When I graduated college with a degree in engineering, I falsely assumed that it would be easier to find a full time task in my city.
My frustration grew to outright panic when many weeks had elapsed and I was still laboring at the pretzel rest in the local shopping mall. A buddy of mine gave me unbelievable advice to broaden the scope of my task search to other states and cities. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to look all over the country, which is what I decided to do. After a week or more than one of widening my search scope, I started to see possibilities in states out west. Although I had never been to NM, nor had I ever thought about living there, I saw many possibilities at a supplier that is based out of Albuquerque. Right when I found this task, I saw a news article about recent marijuana legalization in NM, and that pushed me to accept the offer. Now that I’m living in Albuquerque, I can’t imagine being somewhere else. The charming Rio Grande River cuts through the heart of the city, and 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 and state road 556. If I want something to do on the weekends, I’ll pack a joint and 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 and comfortable compared to another large metropolitan desert city love Phoenix.