As I struggle to figure out the logistics of returning to Pittsburgh, the Front Range of Colorado seems to redouble its grip on my life. I live in a vibrant region with exciting short term and long term prospects. Most indicators are pointing towards a Colorado boom and I'm already living in a great place for riding out the current global economic bust. Also, I'm active in my community and I see a number of interesting opportunities on the horizon.
One of the strong pulls of Pittsburgh are the numerous relationships both my wife and I maintain in that region. But virtual contact has proven to be surprisingly satisfactory. As if that wasn't enough, some of our Pittsburgh friends are moving to the Denver area. More of Pittsburgh in Colorado is an attractive option as we weigh a critical relocation decision.
This moment of doubt may soon pass. I've lived in enough places to know that there is always somewhere else. Life in Colorado is comfortable, but it is the problems facing Rust Belt cities such as Pittsburgh that get me up in the morning. Do I need to move there in order to address these issues?