According to the internets, I am a Colorado resident once I meet one of the following criteria:

•    I have obtained employment in Colorado.
•    I own or operate a business in Colorado.
•    I have resided in Colorado continuously for 90 or more days.

Well, I moved here with a job.  So.  That’s that.  We’ll see if I actually switch my license plates or drivers license over; as of today, they are still from the great state of Washington – a place I haven’t lived for over two years.

For those of you keeping track, I had a trip to Seattle scheduled for this week – to ring in the New Year with some of my not-so-nearest, but definitely dearest.  But I’m sad to say that this weekend, I canceled my ticket.  I thought that the hard part would be leaving Nashville, but I was wrong; the emotional locomotive hit me once I got to Colorado – and I think it would be wise for me to have some downtime before officially moving to Denver next week (I start in the Denver office a week from today, although I’m working remotely from Colorado Springs this week).  I’m super bummed to not be seeing my beloved Seattlites this week – but I’ll be there for a wedding in February.

I drove around Denver on Saturday.  It is gigantic.  As I drove the hour south back to my parents’ house, two fat tears rolled down my cheeks from behind my sunglasses.

This might take awhile.



  1. Greta on December 28, 2009 at 11:37 AM


  2. Stephie on December 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Oh, Annie P! I just went to get my CO license plates and could not for the life of me figure out when I became a resident. The statute is very poorly written. . . maybe I should do something about that;)

  3. Juliette on December 28, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    my temp tags went out on the Element over a week ago, so i’m (hopefully) switching to Missouri plates this week! Enjoy this week with your fam, sweet lady. We’re praying for all of you daily!

  4. Katie on December 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    I still have my Colorado plates and license and I have lived and worked in Washington for over two years. Lets trade residencies. I’ll give you my plates, you give me yours.

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