A lot of new folks are moving to our beautiful state, for good reason. The gorgeous landscape, the aerospace, tech and outdoor industries, the skiing, the biking, hiking, the can-do attitude of the people here. But as I talk to more and more of our new residents, I find myself yearning to tell them about our heart. About what’s beneath the beauty they see with their eyes.
How do we explain to them what’s below the surface, in our state’s soul? How do we teach them about the spirit of Colorado?
I’ve asked that question to podcast guests as I’ve traveled the state interviewing Coloradans for Heidi’s Colorful Colorado this month. There’s definitely a common theme among the 20 or so folks I’ve asked. It’s about living in a state of mind, not just a state, that supports living a life of opportunity, living a life with no limits.
“I’ve felt deep, deep sadness this week for the 19 million women and girls across the earth in Afghanistan. Eleven million women in America head back to college in the coming weeks and 144 women sit in our U.S. Capitol leading our country. Sadly, the women now ruled by the Taliban face a sudden and horrifying shift in their lives that we can’t fathom here.”