There’s a popular phrase weaving its way through social media; young people are saying it everywhere, from Tweets to memes to Instagram captions. Users are dripping with both sarcasm and authenticity as they type, “I’m just over here living my best life.”
I’m a young millennial. The culture that stems from viral posts, including memes and Tumblr language, is not new to me. I’ve caught myself saying, “what are those?!” and have used more than one or two hashtags in my time as an internet connoisseur. Part of my job description even includes social media management. A lot of my free time is spent scrolling. I’m no internet novice. And yet—
This phrase, born from the depths of the internet, made from the “youths,” has given me pause.
“I’m living my best life.”
Am I? Should I? Could I?
What’s to stop me?
This blog’s main purpose is to help me figure that out.
Hello, my name is Savannah. I’m a 23-year-old living in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In the past year I’ve graduated college, moved to a new city, started my first grown-up job, and got married. Amid all the change, I am trying to figure out what adulthood is like—exploring the area, trying new things, figuring out how to spend my free time. And now, I’ll be trying to figure out how to live my best life.
Please join me, if you’d like.
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Hi Savannah. I Lived in Glenwood Springs for about a year back in 1981. I am looking for a place to vacation out west this summer with my 20 year old son. It’s either going to be Glenwood Springs or Cody, WY. I loved Glenwood back then, and I expect it’s much busier, more populated, and more expensive now. But my concern is how the legalization of marijuana has affected Glenwood….? Are there a lot of people smoking weed in public? Any other issues with the legalization that may negatively affect our visit to GW? Thanks! Nice blog, BTW – keep up the good blogging!
Sunshine with Savannah says
Hi Simon! Thank you so much for finding my blog and reading it, and your kind words. Regarding Glenwood Springs, it would be a wonderful place for a summer vacation! You’re right about it being busier and more crowded (and sure, probably more expensive, too), but it is such a wonderful place, and the outdoors is just as free and beautiful to explore.
And you have absolutely nothing to worry about regarding marijuana and its legalization. It is very similar to alcohol: there’s an age requirement, it’s sold only at specific stores (there’s only one or two dispensaries in Glenwood, I think), and it is not allowed to be consumed in public. That’s the law; it can only be done in private residences. As someone who does not consume cannabis, I have never once been affected by those who do, in any way.
I hope you two are able to come to Glenwood and have a wonderful time! It’d be my top choice, for sure. 🙂