Many people have moved to Asheville and report loving it here. While certainly the mild climate, mountains and beauty of nature are important, what else draws us, on a deeper level?
I've lived here since mid 1993 (OMG, has it really been that long?) and seen a LOT of change. It’s been only in the last 15 years that Asheville has become the cool, artsy, progressive and alternative-rich destination point we enjoy today. And I have noticed a distinct pattern in what happens to many who relocate here.
Most of the people I've asked said they came here to live life somehow differently from before - in a way that expresses more of what they really care about; to be more in alignment with their heart, passion, values and/or soul purpose. Interestingly, many of those same people then proceeded to do virtually the same kinds of things they did before and experienced rough waters. Those more trusting and open to change (or became so) would be blessed with surprising opportunities. For those who stay, it seems to take about 2 years to settle in and certainly shift happens for all!
Assuming you are a transplant, what did you hope to experience? What has been your experience? What have you noticed about other transplants? If you are a native, how has your life changed and what are your thoughts about all of this?
Please join us for what likely will be another lively discussion! Also bring food to share and whatever beverage you'd like beyond hot tea.