All good things must come to an end, and today is the last word on Fresh Air Fort Collins. After nearly 9 years of writing about our local dining community on Feasting Fort Collins, building an entire local media network for 5 years, and taking over Fresh Air Fort Collins for a few years in the process, I’ve come to a fork in the road. That fork is leading me to a whole new adventure to be had.
You can read the whole long food-related story on Feasting Fort Collins.
But, the TL;DR version is that I’ve reached the end of the trail and instead of just camping out and staying there, it’s time to strap on a harness and climb up the mountain to a new adventure.
On Monday, I start my new marketing adventure with WildRock PR & Marketing as their social media specialist, with long-term goals to help grow their digital marketing services. They are a local agency that I’ve known for many years, and have worked with as a journalist on both Feasting Fort Collins and Fresh Air Fort Collins. I highly respect their ability to build relationships with media and businesses. If there’s any team I’m willing to level up with, it’s WildRock all the way.
Fresh Air Fort Collins was an absolute life saver for me when I hit burnout in 2014. I feel like it was because of writing about local outdoor adventures on this site that I was able to overcome that severe burnout and depression, pull myself together with new perspective on life, and achieve some incredible personal growth as a human being in the process. I would not be the happy, functional person I am today without Fresh Air Fort Collins being the reason for me to go out and live life to the fullest, and have the courage to go on many of these outings solo. I wrote a lot of the sites in my media network, but I think this is the hardest one to let go of, because of how much it completely changed my life, and ultimately, me as a person. The healing power of the wilderness is real, and connecting to our environment through hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and backpacking (and so much more!) is a priceless opportunity in our life.
Fortunately, a new career doesn’t mean I have to give up on living a life of Colorado mountain adventures. I still get to do that and Instagram my experiences along the way. You can now find me on my own personal social media accounts instead of business ones:
With that – Happy Trails, Fort Collins. Thanks for the adventures and memories after all of these years.