I am 40 years old and have lived in crested butte for 18 years. I am self-employed. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California and although I miss the ocean in my life, I love living in the mountains here in Crested Butte. I mountain bike, hike and ski. There is something about the fresh air and the majesty of this place that makes life feel more real for me. I love feeling tired at the end of a long bike ride, eating a big meal and hopefully enjoying some time with a friend. I enjoy good movies, good books and good conversation. I think quiet time is a forgotten art and that we all need more time spent outside just enjoying the day.