After living in Grand Junction for over a year, there's some things I need to say and get off my chest. Read my open letter to Grand Junction.

Dear Grand Junction,

First off, I'd like to thank you. I'd like to thank you for opening with open arms. I moved here a little over a year ago all the way from North Carolina and I was scared.

It was big move, away from friends and family, to a place where I knew no one. Here we are a year later and I'm so happy to be here. Making the decision to move to Grand Junction is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

It forced me to push myself, get away from the familiar and discover a whole lot of new things. Moving to Grand Junction has made me more in touch with nature and more in touch with myself.

Ever since I moved here, everyone has always been so willing to help me out and show me around. I can't thank you enough, Grand Junction.  And I'm excited to see what's next.

All my best,

Alicia Selin