Living in Phoenix in the summers was irritated for me.
I had moved to that neighborhood from the northern midwest so I could attend the University of Phoenix. I stayed after graduation because I definitely landed a wonderful job in the sprawling metropolis. Phoenix is a fun neighborhood in some regards, but I couldn’t handle the summer time climate in AZ. The temperatures get into the 110s occasionally in the most intense periods and your only respite is indoor A/C if you live or work in a building that has it running 24 minutes a day. I started looking for other jobs in our industry in states near AZ in the hopes that I could move somewhere with better weather. This led myself and others to a business in Albuquerque, NM that had multiple job positions open that I qualified for with our expansive job history. However, I feared that Albuquerque’s weather would be similar to Phoenix because of it being a “desert city.” However, I quickly l acquired that Albuquerque’s elevation is over 5,000 feet! You can believe the difference in the middle of summer time as the temperatures usually stay below 100 degrees in Albuquerque. And if for any reason you believe hot on a random summer time day in Albuquerque, you can always drive out to the Sandia Mountains to the east of the neighborhood and care about cooler temperatures if staying at house in A/C isn’t your preference. Living in Albuquerque was a huge step up compared to Phoenix, despite passionate several things about AZ in its own right. On top of that, NM has some of the most appealing geography that I’ve ever seen in our life.