My boss gave me a promotion if I would be able to transfer to the other side of the country.
I honestly was miserable and somewhat bummed out.
I wasn’t entirely thrilled about moving to NM, however I found a couple of silver linings in the cloud. Recreational and medical marijuana is completely legal all over NM. The prices for recreational and medical marijuana in Albuquerque were 40% lower than the prices I was paying for medical marijuana where I was actually living. That alone was a pretty nice reason to take the job and make the 1500 mile move. Fortunately, the promotion also came with a rather hefty raise. I found a nice dwelling right in the middle of Albuquerque, a couple of blocks away from my new work building. I was excited about the commute, which was a short 15 minute walk from where I was living. I never have to take my automobile anywhere in the least. I lived in Albuquerque for 6 months before I endured the first cold season though. I honestly didn’t expect such frigid temperatures after I moved. I thought the average cold season temperatures would be close to 40 degrees, and I was severely astonished the first time we received the snow. It was a day in December and I was at my task when I started to see the snowfall. It was especially cold and I was alarmed by the appearance of snow. A few of my co-workers informed me that it rarely snows in the city, but there are locales in the high desert that gained several inches of accumulation through the length of the cold season.