Wyoming November 13, 2018
8 Ways Living In Wyoming Ruins You For Life
When you grow up in Wyoming, certain things stick with you. Moving elsewhere can take quite a bit of adjustment, because the wild Wyoming life is so ingrained in your soul that no other place really feels like home. After all…
1. You're already in the heart of the most incredible scenery in the world.
From the Bighorns to the Wind River Range, from the Snowy to Grand Teton, there's no place on earth that had scenery as beautiful as Wyoming's. Everywhere else you live is going to be a little bit of a letdown.
2. You don't know what it means to plan for traffic.
When you hear folks saying their commute is "20 minutes, or an hour with traffic", it doesn't really compute. The type of traffic we encounter can't really be accounted for, as it usually involves bison jam or an unexpected snow drift.
3. Fishing anywhere else is not even worth the effort.
Wyoming's trout fishing is unbeatable. Whether you fly fish or cast traditionally, other spots throughout the country have a LOT to live up to.
4. Food's just better out here.
Big bison burgers, juicy elk steaks, fresh jerky, and the best prime rib you've ever had lurking around every corner... eating big in Wyoming is one of the reasons we love it here!
5. White Christmas is pretty much a guarantee.
Most years, we cross our fingers for a white Thanksgiving, too. When you move out of state and it's 60 degrees on Christmas morning, you're sure to feel homesick.
6. You get used to the solitude.
Wyoming is the least densely populated state, and it doesn't make a lot of effort to find solitude out here. Elsewhere, when you're faced with even a small crowd, the claustrophobia sets in.
7. You forget that most places aren't as gun-friendly as Wyoming.
Out here, you rarely have to check your gun at the door, and you can assume most people are carrying. When you head out of state, it pays to remember that you can't just bring your handgun into the diner, and you're likely to get in a lot of trouble if you do.
8. You learn to love your off-the-grid life.
Cell phone service is a rarity in many parts of the state, and living a little off the grid is good for your mental health. When you move to a busier state, it's easy to get sucked into the endless scroll of news feeds and conversations, rather than enjoying your life in the present.
Do you feel like living in Wyoming has ruined your for life? Let us know your favorite part about living in the Cowboy State in the comments below!
Oh, and if you’re new to this state and want to see if you fit in, read
12 Telltale Signs That You Were Always Meant To Be A Wyomingite and relax, you’re always welcome out here.